After reviewing the ALA list of rights, reading a self-selected banned book, and researching why and how books have been challenged and banned in the past, my opinion has not changed so much still on banned books. I still think that teenagers at least 16 and up she be able to read whatever they want. Although I do believe that elementary school library's don't even have inappropriate books, because the school choose books that they believe will be interesting and appropriate to the students. I do believe books like 50 Shades of Grey should not be in libraries middle school and down, but my strong opinion about kids high school and up should be able to read what they want will not change.
Overall personally I think that banned books have the best story, and actually are the most meaningful, and passionate. I hope that books are stopped from being banned, because soon every good book will be gone.
Last week, as a class we had a discussion about certain topics for the "banned books" situation. I agree, as someone said, banning any of the books for it's language or sexual content makes the book loose the aspect or affect of the time period the book is set in, or the certain language needed to be used in order to really affect the reader. If this is such a big deal to people than instead of being banning books people should just label the books with a disclaimer at the beginning about what "bad" things could be found in the book. Although we also talked about how the author may get mad if each if his or her books are labeled because if they wanted that they would've labeled it themselves. In addition a fellow student of mine said books should be banned for racism or the use of inappropriate words and I don't agree with that, if anything just a disclaimer on the book like I said.
Overall I believe it was an awesome and educating discussion and I love sitting in a circle with my class to hear their thoughts! :D #blogon#bannedbooks#shouldtheyreallybebanned
Hello! So far I love the book!
Although starting out on the first page the main character, "Charlie" is writing to a "friend" about his life and how he is both happy and sad. Not to mention right away on the second page there is talk of suicide. "But Dave with the awkward glasses told us that Micheal killed himself. His mom played bridge with one of Micheal's neighbors and they heard the gunshot." Right after I read these sentences I defiantly realized how and why this book was banned, not mention several other things that come up in this book, but this situation of suicide coming up on the second page defiantly says something.
Despite that, I still believe this should not go to an extent to banning this book, maybe for middle schools and elementary, and if needed under class men, but this is about a boy in high school struggling trying to find happiness and I believe tons of students should be able to read this and relate. But I guess we will just see what happens as I keep reading! Catch ya next week.... keep cool, keep reading, and #blogon :D
The book I chose, "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower," I learned, has multiple different reasons for why its banned. Apparently the reasons include; drugs, alcohol, smoking, homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age, date rape, and masturbation. Which I guess defiantly makes sense to be banned from elementary schools and even middle schools, but this book is about a guy in high school with all these things going on and I believe a high school er should be able to read this book.
In addition I'm really excited to read this book because I have seen the movie and I loved it, usually the book is better though, so that is what I am hoping for in this situation... So thanks for coming on this journey with me as I read through this banned book, and more updates will be posted each week! :D Have a good weekend and #blogon