The Pros And Cons Of Banning Books

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As Humans we are constantly searching. Searching for a purpose, a reason, adventure, or even a friend. Searching for a story that might not end the way you wanted, or a character that you relate to more on a personal level, then any one you might have met in your life. On this Earth, there are 129 million books published. 129 million chances to find your purpose or adventure. Books such as “To Kill a Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee or “Lord of the Rings” by JRR Tolkein to “Perks of being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky. These books are some of the most known books in the world, especially for teens. You might not think they have anything in common, but they do. Yes, they might be some of the best known, but they are also some of the most common books to be banned in schools today. Thousands of books are banned in school libraries around the United States for reasons such as "explicit language" to being "sexually explicit" to protect children and teens from "difficult ideas" as well as "information". Next to learning to walk or talk, reading is another sense of independence we strive to learn at a very young age, which is why banning books isn't the proper way…show more content…
In 2003 a school board in Arkansas ordered to take the Harry Potter series off the selves of the public school libraries. After the books where banned, the members of the school board admitted that they " had not read many of the books and that they removed them because they exposed students to the "religion of witchcraft." Students and parents fought back for their books by saying the "removal of the books constituted a violation of the First Amendment". The First Amendment word by word states "guaranteeing the rights of free expression and action that are fundamental to democratic government. These rights include freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech". This case goes down in history as Counts

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