What I Believe In
(Not Banning Books)
Why should we ban books? Why should we be the ones who decide what a book contains is too inappropriate for anyone to read? In my opinion, everyone should be able to read whatever they want, because each book offers certain values and important ideas. Banning books like Harry Potter, and To Kill A Mockingbird are only to shelter a child, an act that can’t take place for very long. Banning books is a practice that should be ended immediately.
Parents only have one main concern; their children. In retrospect, you can understand why parents would have the desire to shelter their children from harmful language, and images, but what they don’t understand is that in an attempt to protect their own child, they are ailing the minds of thousands of other children. If a parent does not want a child to read a book, they can tell them so, or they can go to the teacher and ask for a different assignment if they don’t wish for their child to partake in that specific reading. But to completely remove a book from an educational setting for the well being of a child is ridiculous. Parents must understand that they can only shelter their child for so long.