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What are your thoughts on challenging and banning books?


To clarify: challenging a book is to attempt to restrict a material based on the disapproval of a group. Banning is removing the materials entirely. Top reasons for challenging books include offensive language and sexually explicit content.

 

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Kara Skinner says

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    Elyse Maupin-Thomas (Elyse Thomas) 4 months ago

    Incredibly well said! I agree that parents should provide insight and guidance with reading, as opposed to stonewalling. I do teach children, however, who don't have the benefit of parents who will discuss reading with them.

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    Elyse Maupin-Thomas (Elyse Thomas) 4 months ago

    It's fascinating! I looked at that list myself and found most of the classics that I had studied while in school, and a few of them I actually teach now. I'm wondering if the more recently banned books will come back around in the same way.


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