• March 24Check back weekly for current news!

  • October 5Voice of the Vikings.com is the Site for DPMS Journalism

Book Banning Problem Grows

In+some+instances+books+are+banned+as+well+as+burned.
In some instances books are banned as well as burned.

In some instances books are banned as well as burned.

In some instances books are banned as well as burned.

Aaron Cox, Photo Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Banning books is a disputed topic worldwide today. Hundred of books get challenged and taken out each year, according to www.bannedbooksweek.org

Ethan Webb, an 8th grade student said, “Students should have the right to get the information they want.”

Many wonder if book banning is really that effective. Sometimes it’s the exact opposite; detrimental. According to the American Library Association(ALA), Harry Potter is the most banned book in America.

Henry Purser, an 8th grade student, said “It’s not good because people really need to be reading more.”

Most people only read what they want, and when the books they want are banned, they won’t read. The same people banning books also stress the importance of reading. It really is counter-intuitive. However, some think that book banning benefits students. According to www.lehigh.edu, book banning violates freedom of speech.

“Book banning is important,” said, 8th grader Alex Zoumadakis. “It helps keep kids away from content they don’t want to see.”

This could be true, but when school libraries ban books that doesn’t even have that content, it’s still blocking wanted access to books. According to www.ala.org, schools are the biggest contributors to book banning.

Jake Dietz, an 8th grader, said “Book banning isn’t even helpful, I can get a book from lots of different places.”
Book banning isn’t good or helpful. Its keeps people from reading and learnin

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Book Banning Problem Grows

    Blogs

    Are Selfies Bad?

  • Book Banning Problem Grows

    Blogs

    Do Participation Awards Make Kids Feel Entitled?

  • Book Banning Problem Grows

    Entertainment

    Go to the Famous Penny Ann’s

  • Book Banning Problem Grows

    Entertainment

    Can You Escape Alcatraz Escape

  • Newscasts

    December 15 Broadcast

  • Newscasts

    December 8 Broadcast

  • Newscasts

    Dec. 1 Broadcast

  • Newscasts

    Nov. 17 Broadcast

  • Newscasts

    Nov. 10 Broadcast

  • Newscasts

    November 3 Broadcast

Book Banning Problem Grows