Banned books reaching shelves

By Sharon Kolankiewicz
November 4, 2004

Lori Iannella

Many schools do not let young readers read classic books such as “To Kill a Mocking Bird,” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” to name a few. All around the nation, many schools have been banning books from students which contain sexual content, violence, racism and vulgar language.

People in favor of banning books such as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” complain that children and young adults should not be exposed to this vulgarity and explicit language and violence. However, people generally opposed to book banning, including J.T. Turtzo a junior, believes that it is important to encourage students to read these books. Many people who share the same beliefs as Turtzo believe the books help children understand the world.

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Sharon Kolankiewicz

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