Argumentative Essay: Ten Reasons For Banning Books

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People ban books if its inappropriate, racist, or sexual, but what they dont know is that a book would been a great way to teach a child. I believe these bad books can teach children the consequences of the inappropriate things in the book, and can teach them how to make the right choices. It would be a lot more educating if the child is able to make the right choice in a book, to know if it is bad or good for them. Even though these books that were banned can be very educating the child’s parents stand in their way. That is because parents have the right to decide what their child is allowed to read. Parents believe that banned books are inappropriate for their children. Some parents think that banned books influence drugs, violence, racism, witchcraft, Etc. However Robin Berry in his article, “10 Reasons for Banning Books, and 5 Much Better reasons Not To”, argues that “putting their youngsters’ privilege in context, and raising their awareness of the adversities faced by their peers, has immeasurable value.” (Berry,Robin. "10 Reasons for Banning Books, and 5 Much Better Reasons Not To - Punchnels." Punchnels. 18 Sept. 2014. Web. 5 Oct. 2015.). People also believe banned books influence their behavior and make them …show more content…
In these banned books could be many valuable lessons to teach them. Neha K. In her article, “Against Banning Books”, agrees to my point when she says “ these great novels can teach important values and educate children about world affairs and classic themes”.( K., Neha. "Against Banning Books." Against Banning Books. Web. 6 Oct. 2015.). Books should not be able to be banned because of the First Amendment, which allows freedom of speech. The First Amendment states “...or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably to assemble...”( "First Amendment Center." First Amendment Center. Web. 6 Oct.

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