Banning Books? by Abbey

Often parents ban books or censor books because they didn’t like the content in it for their child. However they should not be allowed to make decisions in libraries or schools. Books can provide real life experiences without real life consequences. If you can read about people doing things that can get them in trouble and the kind of trouble that they can get into they are most likely to not do the same thing. I children read about it then more of them are less likely to get in trouble for those things. Another reason why books shouldn’t be banned is freedom of choice. Just because one person doesn’t like or agree with the content in the book doesn’t mean that others won’t also. The United States is a free country where everyone is allowed to have their own opinions. The last reason why books shouldn’t be banned is that lots of books help us learn about different cultures. In many books it discusses religion and the lifestyle of people of different culture. These books help us learn about the beliefs and ways to go about life that different people have. If we didn’t have these kinds of books then some people would not know how to act around people of a different culture.  These things are what create suspense in the stories. If every book was banned because they had one of these things, then there would be no interesting books.

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Book Banning by Christopher

I feel that books shouldn’t be banned because there are so many good books that people want to read that would be banned in schools. I feel like there will be some stretches because a school might not want to have a book about inappropriate things or anything along that line. If books unlike that are banned than people have to have very little amounts of books to read. The more amounts of books to read the more kids would enjoy reading. Having more varieties of genres that kids would like to read will be gone. I feel that some books should be banned for elementary schools like books about human kids having two fathers but another animal is fine. There should also be banned if they have bad language pre-4 they should be banned. Books are ways of getting new points of views and has been breaking down seen as power in different countries around the world. In America we are just throwing away books that in some places can’t even get a picture book for a three year old. If there are banned books than that is less opportunity’s for young children to learn one of the books that are thrown out of schools across the world ends up not being read. I think that books that are banned end up being someone’s hardest work. Even though some books are not right for some ages doesn’t mean that it should be kicked out of everyone’s hands. With this I finish my word with something to remember if all books are banned than how will we learn outside of schools.

Banned Books By Ian

Books should not be banned if it is an “age inappropriate” topic. The Parent should talk to them before they consume the “sensitive” material. Children should not be introduced to a sensitive topic by media and entertainment. Parents’ should discuss topics commonly deemed “controversial.” It is a parents’ responsibility to educate their children about a topic as a teachable moment. Your kid is supposed to be special to you, not everybody else. One person’s being outraged is not a cause for change and concern for everyone. If you have a problem, sort that in your family and home don’t have society bend when it would be easier for you to change. Your concern doesn’t mean it is an actual concern; you may be concerned about a topic, but it isn’t one for others. Some people assume that because they are upset means everyone is upset and people want to “rattle their saber” and feel self-righteous. It is the parent’s job to teach their kids topics instead of taking them away. Just because it offends you doesn’t mean it offends everyone and needs to be Removed.

Books should not be banned. By Lexi

Books should not be banned for middle school students. First of all if a student from 6-8th grade, or any grade wants to read a more mature book than they than they should be able to because it’s their choice to read it, and they know what they chose to read. First of all if a student from 6-8th grade, or any grade wants to read a more mature book than they than they should be able to because it’s their choice to read it, and they know what they Most teacher like giving their students options, whether it homework ideas or partners, we still have options, if parents and teachers start banning all kinds of books than a lot of options for reading, something very important, disappear. Second, an older book for you might give information about what the real world is about and how you can fix it or live in it. Reading a book like the Outsiders teaches kids that just because  a kid says bad things and appears bad doesn’t mean that they are, they just might have personal issues. Kids can apply older lessons to their own life, helping them prepare themselves for the world and fixing the flaws that they have made. Finally another reason why is because it would give a thought process and make them smarter because they now understand more. In learning about new things and how to solve problems they can solve their own problems like with homework or with friends. Characters in books may inspire them to be a better person to put time and effort into school and hobbies. Reading mature books or any type of banned book can open doors that kids never thought were closed, can lead to understand real world problems and inspire them to do wonderful things.

Why would you ban a book? by Kirsten

Books should not be banned even if they might have content that some people don’t necessarily agree with it. Furthermore, books with real-life conflict give young readers a great learning experience. For instance, one of the books that was challenged was titled, Lango Makes Three a book about a penguin family with two dads, this book is teaching young readers that anyone can be a family, you just have to love each other. As a matter of fact, I believe that children need to be exposed to these kind of things so when they are thrown out into the real world they don’t isolate themselves from the wonders that are right in front of them. Additionally, if someone doesn’t like the content in a book or doesn’t want their children to be reading it, that is there decision to make, they don’t need to take away others reading experience for their own needs.  One article that I read from the Odyssey online stated, “‘I don’t think they [children] need to know the horrors of the world.’ Fair enough. That’s your parenting style—if you want to shelter your kids from reality, that’s your choice. But that doesn’t mean that you should force your parenting style on other parents.” To point out, everyone has different preferences in reading and by all means, I do not think that one single group of people should be allowed to permit the books that other read. We must remember that we cannot force ideas into our minds without letting ourselves see the other side of things, if we ban books we take away that privilege. To emphasize, the book The Librarian of Basra and the book Nasreen’s Secret School were both petitioned for talking about the wars going on in Afghanistan and Iraq. That is to say that I believe that everyone has an opportunity to knowledge. Determinately, we need to give people the authorization to learn freely and let our minds spread to a million horizons.

Should Books be Banned in Schools? by Garrett

I think that some books should not be banned in middle schools. First of all, i think that it is the parent’s choice. If a parent does not want their own child to read the book, they wont let them read it. It is not another parents choice to not let any child read that book in that school. Second of all, I think that it is the school’s choice. The school is the one to decide if they want the books in that school. It is okay if a parent wants to submit a preference to a school that is okay but i feel that parents shouldn’t be deciding if they want the books in the school. Finally, It is just common sense. If there is a book that is meant for adults and not for children, it should be common sense that it is not in the schools. But if there is a book that is meant for middle schools, they should put it in. I think that some books should not be banned in schools just because of common and the school/parent.

Should books be banned? by Isaiah

Books should not be banned from schools and teenage students. First off it is the students and parent’s choice to read the book. We live in the U.S so we have the freedom of speech. This means we have the freedom to read what we want to read. Second off in Kurt Vonnegut’s letter I don’t think it was right to burn the books. Like my favorite author is Mike Lupica and I would hate it if someone said I can’t read anymore sports related books. Schools and libraries should reflect the passions of all students. Lastly it is your choice if you don’t want to read the book. If you don’t like the plot of the book, then don’t read it. You don’t have to try to ban a book just don’t read it. In conclusion I think banning books is just a person’s opinion.