No. Books should not be banned. The first amendment states “the United States prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of press, interfering with the right to peaceable assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a government redress of grievances”. The part that stands out to me is the right to speak freely, this means that anyone has a right to say what they feel. Many authors such as, Harper Lee, J.K. Rowling, William Golding and hundreds more, have had their books banned. I believe that all authors have a right to speak what they desire for their books. All authors have many great novels but parents feel the need to ban them, mostly because of foul language, racial issues, sexual situations, and, violence or negativity. Parents believe that they are doing the right thing by preventing their kids from reading these banned books.
Parents already feel the need to protect their child in every way possible. I feel that this is necessary, but only to an extent. They feel as if they are protecting their kids from books that don’t give a perfect message, so they ban them. I totally disagree with the way this has been handled. Kids have to learn about these topics sometime. These books can help them understand what is happening and why. I feel that books with foul language or violence can give them a lesson on how not to do such things. Books with racial comments will teach them how words and actions hurt a tremendous amount. Books about damaging lifestyles will help kids learn how fortunate they are. Any type of book can teach you a lesson, give you advice, or even tell you what to do and what not to do. I believe that books should not be banned for many reasons.