Reasons Banning Books Can Be Harmful by Shannon

Adults should not be allowed to ban books from middle school libraries. This prevents kids from learning about different topics and being exposed to new things. If kids are not able to access this information, they can grow up to be prejudice and exclusive. They might also learn to be afraid of people and things that are different. Also, banning books could prevent these students from being able to explore their identity and other aspects of themselves. Without this discovery, these kids can learn to be ashamed of themselves and deny who they are. Adults should not be allowed to determine what these kids can or can’t have access to. They are able to filter the books that their children read, but should not have the ability to limit other kids. That is the responsibility of the individual children’s parents. In conclusion, middle school children should not be limited by close-minded adults.