Hey, what’s up, everybody? Minah here~! 😉 🙂 *smiles happily & waves hello* Today, I have a BRAND-NEW article to share with you all! 🙂 😀 *smiles excitedly* It’s called “Don’t Ban Books!” I REALLY hope that you will enjoy~! 🙂 *hopeful face* Now, let’s get started, shall we?
“Don’t Ban Books”
Article written by:
Minah H. AKA Mimi14Senpai
Have you ever read or heard of the books “To Kill A Mockingbird” or “Huckleberry Fin?” These books, in some people’s perspectives, are considered “inappropriate” and “not for children.” There are some schools that are willing (and insisting) that certain books should be banned because they have been deemed “inappropriate.” There is major controversy about this topic; about whether or not these books should be banned from school libraries. Lots of opinions on this matter are being thrown back and forth. My opinion might (or should, it depends on your opinion) be valued as well as appreciated in this debate, since I am a high school student who is about to read one of these so-called inappropriate books (“To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee) in her high school Honors English class.
I strongly believe that specific books should NOT be banned, even if they’re deemed/considered “inappropriate.” Books are extremely important in our education and in children’s learning. Why, you might ask? Well, plenty of books have a meaning hidden inside its pages, that teaches its reader a valuable lesson. Other books talk about and describe certain important events happening during the time the book was written and/or was published. For example, the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel (which I have recently finished reading in school) vividly describes the author’s experiences during the Holocaust while in a Nazi concentration camp. Some books are created to persuade its readers to try something new or to encourage the readers to check something out. And last but not least, some books are written and published just for entertainment, intended to make you laugh, smile, and/or cry. If you pay close attention to the words in a book, you’ll most likely find a meaning behind them. This is my first reason.
Second of all, books are important in learning about our history. They teach us about things and/or events that have happened in the past that we should know about. For example, there are books written about the Holocaust, which were written by individuals who actually suffered through and experienced this dreadful period of time. Some books about the Holocaust are “Night” by Elie Wiesel, “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank, “The Boy In The Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne, and many others (if you haven’t read any of these books, you should DEFINITELY read at least one of them). Without these books, we wouldn’t know about these events. They educate us about past events, and inform us of important details. If you get rid of these books, we won’t have a reliable source to learn from. Because, let’s face it, the internet isn’t all that reliable. Books are a very reliable as well as helpful source of learning, no matter how much people try to deny it.
Thirdly, books can teach us right from wrong. We can learn from the characters’ mistakes and/or we can learn a lesson from the book. Even if it’s a silly little picture book, you can learn a lesson from it. Hence why it’s encouraged to teach young children how to read as soon as possible. There are lessons hidden in ALL kinds of books! Picture books, fairy tales, novels, textbooks, biographies, adventures, fantasy, and the list goes on & on. You can learn MANY things from books!
Hence why I think that books should not be banned, no matter what! Of course, you have your own opinion on this matter, which I can’t change. But, I would LOVE to hear your opinion on whether or not specific books should be banned. Please leave a comment, telling me what YOU think! I would greatly appreciate it!