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Taylor14920476 Taylor14920476 3 years
I've read TTYL when I was about 15, & the 50 Shades series last year (when I was 19). They're both good books. What I don't understand is why 90something percent said it's never ok to ban books. I think that half the books were a little inappropriate for middle/HS-age children based on their description.
northandwells northandwells 5 years
Notice, most of the states are  southern.  High degree of christian, evangelicals who want to raise their child in a bubble so they know nothing about 'neverland'.  Only the kids do know what's going on, and often end up with unplanned pregnancies, STD's, drug addiction, etc.  Case in point:  Palin children.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 5 years
What I kept reading over and over was "one parent". 
luckyduckyy luckyduckyy 5 years
I don't agree with most cases of banned books, such as with this case (regardless of how crappy I think the book is). However, I'm reminded of an e-book on amazon that was written by a pedophile, on how to properly love a child. It was a guide book of sorts. I'm not sure a book like that should be allowed. 
Cris1192 Cris1192 7 years
I had to write a mid term about this subject and I think censorship is the worst, you can't deny an opinion, or in this case the contents of a book, of course you can disagree with it's contents or think they are inappropriate, you have a right to do that, just as an author has a right to write what he or she wants.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
There are t-shirts and bracelets that you can purchase to tell others that you read banned books lol. Like one of t-shirts says "I read Banned Books". I want one :-) I don't agree with banning books either.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I don't agree with the banning of books, especially for reasons like these. My mother never censored what I read, and always let me read books that were far above my age level, and while there were things when I was younger that I didn't understand, I really think it helped me in the long run. I was far less naive and clueless then my friends were about so many issues. Sometimes it can be easier to learn and explore things through books then by talking to someone about these issues, and most the time the people getting these books aren't talking to their children about these issues and tolerance for differences, so there's such a huge knowledge gap. I went to school with a girl in the 6th grade (13 years old) that was afraid to have/go to sleep overs because she thought sleeping in the same room with other girls would make her gay, and according to her parents being gay was a sure trip to hell.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Surprise, surprise. These books were banned in the South. Illiteracy for all!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
Thank you for finally mentioning that it was Banned Books Week! :-)
Mousuke Mousuke 7 years
I have read most of these listed books (in the slideshow) and think it is absolutely ridiculous that they were banned in some schools...and I think it's even more ridiculous when a book is banned purely because it contains sexuality... Too often, parents freak out over sexual scenes/content, and are too blinded by it to see the deeper issues that the book is dealing with... In many cases, sexuality (including orientation and masturbation) is a tool to express something about a character or a theme...for example, in "Beloved", Paul D's sexual encounter with Beloved was a clever metaphor for his love-hate relationship with his past... In many of these books listed, sexual content isn't even graphic ("Perks of Being a Wallflower")... It really, really irritates me when books are banned from schools because of sexuality...those kids are missing out on some really great books.
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