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Effects of Banning Books
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"I don't believe you can tell anyone what not to read, you have to read trash in order to recognize trash." - Jan McIntyre, RAL English teacher.
"Besides, banning a book won't stop kids from reading it. It will just make them try to find alternative ways to get their hands on a copy."-tdn.com
“Young minds - young brains - need stories and ideas like the ones in those [censored and banned] books in order to grow. They need ideas that you disagree with. They need ideas that I disagree with. Or they'll never be able to figure out what ideas they believe in.”
― Lev Grossman
"The biggest reason that books are being banned right now is witchcraft, I believe that the drive for censorship is unavoidable. We all have freedom of speech, and everyone has the right to question the contents of a book." -Joan Enders. Personal Views The opposing side believes that certain books should be banned in schools. They believe that books containing extreme violence, profanity, or language should not be encouraged in schools. They believe that by students reading the books they will learn the 'wrong' things. Ban a book, Save a Mind Most of the ban supporters believe that young adults and children pick up their behavior habits from television, music, friend groups, and most importantly books. The people who are for the banning and censorship of books believe most of the following:
*The censorship of graphic material keeps the minds of children from becoming corrupt.
*Religious and racial arguments are prevented by the censorship of insulting texts.
*Books containing scenes with
smoking and consumption of alcoholic beverages keep the youth from copying
*It shields morals of society the ones
at home. “All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children or any other children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf - that work I abhor - then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else."- Katherine Paterson “Books can be immensely powerful. The ideas in them can change the way people think." -John Farndon, Do You Think You're Clever?: The Oxbridge Questions “Every burned book enlightens the world.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson Citations List of banned books:
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/banned-kids-books.html Sites for info on both good and bad points on book banning: http://www.ala.org/offices/oif/basics/notcensorship