Importance of Books Essay

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    Many popular books have been banned throughout time. The reasons vary but usually include the explicitness of the topics or language within the books. Controversy is all around us and books are not excluded from it. Many states, schools and communities rise up to get books banned. The intentions in doing this may come from a good place but is questionable whether it is truly necessary. Available research can demonstrate whether it is or not. Due to the lessons they teach, viewpoints they share and education they provide, books should not be banned. First, Books teach us valuable lessons about people and society. As read in the book To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee, “You never know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk about in them,” (Lee 279). shows us that books have many lessons to teach us. In world full of challenges, lessons are to valued. Also, this same book shares a great lesson when one of its characters says, ”“A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up,” (Lee 51). Again, a lesson that a reader can take great value in learning…

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    globalization. For instance, in North America, Lee R. Et al (2012) illustrate, a fifth of adults prefer to read an electronic book and the majority of them choose Ipads or tablets to read instead of personal computers. They show that the number of e-book read by year is 24 compared with 15 printed books. Furthermore, Lee and et illustrate with their survey in 2012 on Americans readers that. Initially, 83 percent of them prefer e-books for a fast access, meanwhile only the 13 percent prefer…

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    are many meetings deciding whether the book should be banned or should stay. Challenging and banning books is a very popular matter now, with many eager to support, and some trying to get rid of the cause. Many parents and students question as to why books can be banned in the first place and what causes them to be taken out of so many schools. The authors of these novels have a few different opinions on taking these books out of schools. “Often…

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    To put it mildly, the physical component of a book is generally referred to as nothing but a pretty picture. Efforts to realign the core manner of books fail drastically, however, several new features present themselves through the unearthing of electronic books(Streitfeld, 2013). As of January 2014, studies conclude that about 50% of Americans own a dedicated handheld device, either a tablet, or an e-reader for reading e-content(Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps, 2014). Under those…

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    Anthony Browne (1946- ) is a well-known author due to his picture books – he has approximately forty picture books to his name-. Among them, The Tunnel is an appropriate example to be considered so as to show the importance of reading picture books. As Browne states “I hope to encourage more children to discover and love reading, but I want to focus particularly on the appreciation of picture books, and the reading of both pictures and words. Picture books are for everybody at any age, not books…

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    Importance Of E-Books

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    Are E-readers/E-books ‘Rekindling’ Love for Reading or Detrimental to Literature? E-readers -or electronic readers- are a new invention to the 21st century. Technology is obviously advancing and leaves nothing behind the times. The physical book is no exception - everything is changing. To someone who regards themselves as ‘computer illiterate’ the thought of an ‘electronic-book’ could sound daunting but e-books are slowly invading society as we know it. The establishment of the e-reader has…

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    WWII can be seen through many eyes and The Book Thief tells its story through the eyes of Death (Zusak 3). Death tells a story of a German young girl named Liesel and her experience of growing up through WWII (Zusak 5) In the book, the reader sees the importance of reading through the stages of Liesel’s childhood. To her, the books she steals are not just words on pages. They remind her of a turning point in her youth. The importance of reading in Liesel’s life can be reflected in the reader’s…

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    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, is a powerful written story about Liesel Memiger who lives with a foster family during World War 2. Through the course of the book, you meet new characters and watch them and Liesel grow, learn and thrive through the power of words. The importance of words in The Book Thief has a great impact on characters connections, without words none of the characters would thrive and learn about the world, for example when Liesel has her nightmares, Hans connects with her…

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    one, took enjoyment in learning how to do these things. When I was a child, of course the picture books were the best. I mean, at that age, I didn’t really have the visualization skills to see the book on my own just from words, versus how I am today. So, I loved having the pictures in books as a visual aid. I was reading things like “Beauty & the Beast, The Jungle Book, Tarzan, Cinderella, and The Lion King.” I can’t say how many times I read those books over and over. I went on to read more…

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    Despite the region and time, various religions emerge throughout the human history to regulate the actions and behaviors of individuals and groups, ensuring the proper operation and advancement of societies. Christianity, as a classical religion, also obtains the same function, conducting its believers on various aspects in their daily lives with the Ten Commandments. Since the Ten Commandments are revealed by Moses in Exodus, the second book of Bible; instead of Genesis, the first book of…

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