Banned Books and Why are They Banned? Books are written for the pleasures of people and came from the hard work and efforts of writers. A writer’s story is mostly based off of themselves and it is known that you will know a person much better once you have read their writings. So why are some books banned? (Goldberg, par. 3). Every year on the last week of September there is the National Banned Books Week. It is an exciting time where there are special readings of banned books. It is also the times where the newspaper prints off the threats from the American Library Association to have the freedom to read. Last year on Banned Books week the ALA’s official magazine, American Libraries, ran a story headlined, “Book banning alive and well in the U.S.” What do books from the Twilight series, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Hunger Games have in common? They all have faced removal from library bookshelves in the United States within the past year. It is understandable why the Twilight series have been banned, because of the romance and make believe characters. Some parents caution their children who might read them and get their heads glued to the possibility of having a romance like that in the future. The reason of To Kill a Mockingbird being banned is racism and violence. It is a simply written book that many Junior High students can read, but only in high school are they able to read it. The popular Hunger Games series was banned form the graphic violence and it gave some kids nightmares. ( Piesyk, Par. 1) Some parent believes that violent books are the cause of all the violence that is happening in the world at this moment. With the parents complaining about the books that are available to the students, their words are what bring t... ... middle of paper ... ...ks are separated by categories and are alphabetized, but people are still able to reach any books that they want. They came up with the idea of Banned Books Week at the end of September every year. It is the only time when people are able to read the books that are banned in that library (Goldberg, Par 1). Most classical books tend to be the ones that are banned. For example, The Lord of the Flies because of its excessive violence and its terrible swearing (Yahoo, par. 2). Though, beside its bad language and unnecessary violence, classical books are also banned because of either racism or symbolism of political propaganda, like Animal Farm. The idea of banning books are to protect our children from having their minds be poisoned of fictional ideas from fantasy books, safe from violence, protected from adult contents that are too early for them to know about.