Censorship of School Libraries

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Censorship of School Libraries Every minor has the right to read about reality. In today’s world, library censorship has caused a lot of arguments. One of the most debatable forms of censorship today is the banning of books in school libraries. Banning books that educate students is wrong and selfish. Books with artistic and cultural value are still challenged every day by those who want to control what others read. These people that put all their effort to censor books and free expression are unacceptable and unconditional. By censoring school books in libraries, our basic freedoms that are guaranteed in the First Amendment are violated. In other words, to be told what is were allowed to read and what is not is a direct defilement of the First Amendment, which states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”(Asato, 287). The quote clearly states that the congress will not take away our freedom of speech. Sadly, any book that has any sort of freedom of speech that is against the congress or just a racist story is put for ban. This leads us to the question, is library censorship unjust or acceptable? In this essay, I will discuss how library censorship is unacceptable. One of the most important reasons to why library censorship is unacceptable is that it limits our information resources. In other words, we will not have the right to receive and source our assignments with quotes and information from banned books, nor will we have the right to read certain books from some of our favorite authors. There are many books that are banned from people or more likely students under the age of 17 (Koss 29). One of these books is
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