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Why Should Books Be Banned

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Banning books goes against the First Amendment, it restricts learning, and it discourages creative and critical thinking. Banned books are books that have been censored by an authority – a government, a library, or a school system. Banning a book means having it removed from our libraries and school systems. They say that books are ban to protect people – mostly children – from the difficult ideas and information that are written in them. It seems to be that most of these ideas are too frightening or controversial for others to have to endure. But when you sit to think about it, banning a book often just makes the children want to go and read it and find out exactly why it is banned in the first place. The First Amendment gives us our right …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that banning books goes against the first amendment, restricts learning, and discourages creative and critical thinking. banned books are books that have been censored by an authority.
  • Explains that the first amendment gives us our right to free speech, which includes the rights to read and write books that may be too violent, offensive or hateful for others.
  • Opines that while the first amendment gives us the right to free speech, some people believe that censorship is needed in some cases.
  • Opines that a ban on books restricts learning and violates the academic freedom and diversity of thought.
  • Opines that it is not against the law for a book to be challenged or banned because it's the right for people to see them as inappropriate.
  • Explains that book censorship is the suppression of books considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient.
  • Opines that some books are too advanced and inappropriate for schools to have in their libraries. some believe that it is wrong for a child to read books with sex, drugs and racism in them.
  • Opines that book banning violates academic freedom and diversity of thought, but some think it is wrong for children to learn about sex, and slavery.

Some children’s books are just way too inappropriate for certain age groups and should be taken from the libraries and out of reach for them even if it is a learning material. However, it is not against the law for a book to be challenged or banned because it is the right for people to see them as inappropriate. Should they challenge a book and they provide reasonable information and reason on why it needs to be ban, then it will be removed. “Never underestimate a blank piece of paper in the right hands, because words are how we live – and for some of us, they’re why we live” (Leigh, 2014). Book censorship is the suppression of books considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient. Most people who want the books ban say that the books need to be censored because of sexuality, race, drugs, or social standings. However, books make you think, fantasize, and use your imagination. When you read you end up with a larger vocabulary, and a better thinking process. When a book is banned it discourages creativeness, and critical …show more content…

Confucius says “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance” (Yarbrough, 2012). The First Amendment protects our rights of free speech, but people do not respect that and challenge it. Book banning violates academic freedom and diversity of thought, but some think it is wrong for children to learn about sex, and slavery. While book banning discourages creativeness and critical thinking, libraries have the right to remove a book if it is put on the banned list. So think about how you feel about books and what they mean to you. I love books and hate the fact that one would ever be removed from a shelf, no matter how “inappropriate” people may think they are. So, again, think about it from a reader’s point of view on how book banning IS against our First Amendment, how it DOES restrict learning, and how it DOES discourage children’s creativeness and their critical

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