Sunday, February 19, 2017

☀Daily Book Chat #4:☀ Banned Books...Why they are so Great to Read!

 Hello everyone! Welcome to my  ☀Daily Book Chat☀ where I do some SERIOUS discussions that fellow book fans will get a kick out of and relate their thoughts about the subject to other book fans!

Today's discussion question is "Banned Books...Why they are so Great to Read!"

You know the story behind Banned Books, right?

They are those books that various places such as libraries and schools try to remove from their catalogs because they feel that the book in question is either too offensive or too controversial for little eyes to see.

Well, I'm sorry to burst their bubbles, but I have to say that BANNED BOOKS are one of the greatest things that were ever put on this earth!

What is so great about BANNED BOOKS, you ask?

Well, I love reading BANNED BOOKS because they remind me of that forbidden fruit that you are not allowed to eat, but your curious little mind just can't help but wonder what is so bad about that forbidden fruit and you try it out anyway just to find out the mysteries of that fruit!

That's how I feel about BANNED BOOKS as I felt that banned books may have content that may be controversial to a certain audience, but I feel like people should know about the content that's being discussed at hand.  For example, say there's a children's book that discusses about racism or homosexual, bisexual or transgender themes and the school or library in question decided to ban the book because they consider those themes to be too controversial for the little eyes to bear.  Honestly, I think that children should learn about those themes at an early age because the world is full of situations that adults have to handle and I always feel like if children knew about these topics early on, then they would be better prepared for how to deal with these situations later on in life.

Another example would be, what would happen if the book contains political viewpoints that are different from your own and the school or library decided to ban the book because those viewpoints clash with their way of thinking?  I always believe that everyone's opinions is important and yeah, they are always going to be different from each other, but to ban a book just because it clashes with your own political viewpoint just doesn't sit right to me.

So the overall lesson of this discussion is:

"If a book is so controversial and offensive to a certain audience, then don't BANNED the book! Just move the book to a different location in the school or library that's for the right audience!"


  1. I don't think I have encountered a ban book yet. I'll have to research to see what are the banned books here in my area. the whole notion does not make sense to me because what would give anyone the right to tell me what I can or cannot read?? Great post

    1. Thanks! I actually have a list of banned books I've read so far here, although it's not the complete list:

      There are many lists that have banned books that you can read, so I would suggest going to this site for a list of banned books:

  2. I think you're right that a lot of times the forbidden is very tempting and knowing that a book is banned makes kids more curious about it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction