Banned Books

Topics: Newbery Medal, Harry Potter, Lois Lowry Pages: 2 (693 words) Published: November 6, 2012
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In America we live in a democratic government, where we choose our leader, where we run our government, where all our amendments are enforced, so why is it that our first amendment is being taken away from us, the freedom of speech. Are we not allowed to express our feelings and thoughts in writing as we do in speech or movies? For years people have been expressing themselves through words. So where is the law that says people can’t freely express themselves through books without being banned? How is it any different than movies?

I’ve scanned some of these books and some of these books are wide-world know and some of these books are very similar to one another. These books are: Harry Potter by J.K Rowling, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Killing Mr.Griffen by Lois Duncan, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, When Dad Killed Mom by Julius Lester, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Joy of Gay Sex by Dr. Charles Silverstein, Goosebumps by R.L Stine. The books Harry Potter by J.K Rowling and Goosebumps by R.L Stine both are very graphic and descriptive in their writing and they both are absurd non-fiction that go against all religions. Killing Mr.Griffen by Lois Duncan, When Dad Killed Mom by Julius Lester, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson all talk about tragic death to innocent people. Of mice and men is a very unique book that has all the elements to get banned such as betrayal, abuse, killing, rape, mental illness. All these elements are really hardcore when put together and have put tears into people’s eyes (including mine),...
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