When I hear about book bans, I find myself scratching my head
Are we sauntering towards the dark ages instead
Of moving forward into the future, we’re going back at an accelerated pace
How can the freedom to read something not have a place
In a democracy, in the land of the free
In this day and age, where the world can at your fingertips be
How do we let some people’s biases decide
Which books to display and which ones to hide
From public eyes by restricting their access in libraries
Do they really think the readership of banned books would decrease?
If one wants to read, there are many ways
To procure any book anywhere these days
Efforts to ban books just seek to further divide
People divided by their ideologies worldwide..
Books are meant to broaden our views
Let readers retain their right to choose
A censored book is a voice silenced indeed
Silencing diverse voices is the last thing we need
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Here in Florida where our governor is a little dictator-wannabe, things are starting to unravel. Kids are firing back ‘how dare you!’ How do you open a child’s mind if they don’t have the option to read what is out there?! I remember book banning happening when I was younger, but on a much smaller scale, yet books were gotten. You might keep them out of schools, but not so with public libraries and book stores. This is so nuts.
That’s the argument they give – books are not banned from bookstores, just from schools, and public libraries too in some cases.
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When my kids were younger, one mom said she wanted her child to be shocked when he went out into the world. I wondered why you would ever want to do that to a child. Are all these bannings supposed to ‘protect’ our kids from the ‘outside’ world? Dumbest thing ever.