What Do You Think of Banning Books?

by Susan

Do you think a book should ever be banned?

Jennifer and others are talking about it at 5 Minutes for Books.

Read what she and the rest of the community has to say on the topic at 5 Minutes for Books and tell us what you think.



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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Bluestocking September 29, 2008 at 6:50 am

l don’t think books should be banned. I think everyone should self censor the books they read. In the case of schools I do think parents should be allowed to decide which books on the curriculum their children read.

I am doing book reviews on three books on the banned book list this week, if you would like to visit.

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2 happyathome September 29, 2008 at 7:14 am

Absolutely not! It is about choice and you are able to have that choice whether to read it or not. If it is in a currculum and you are not too keen on your child reading it, speak to the teacher and find out why it was chosen and then make a decision if you would want your child to read it or not.

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3 Barbara September 29, 2008 at 7:17 am

No,if we ban books then what’s next? We could ban a lot of things and be a communist country.

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4 Signe September 29, 2008 at 9:42 am

No…it’s a very slippery slope. People have the freedom to write books and I have the freedom to choose what I want to read.

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5 Savvy Business Moms September 30, 2008 at 10:35 am

I agree with everyone here.. books should not be banned.

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6 Barbara Schantz September 30, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Certainly not! People need to take responsibility for themselves and their children.

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7 danielle Atwood September 30, 2008 at 2:24 pm

fuck you guys ban books smoe need to be banned

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8 danielle Atwood September 30, 2008 at 2:25 pm

fuck you cunt you need to die bitch go fuck another one

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9 parent of 2 February 3, 2009 at 2:34 pm

nice language danielle u must be very educated… idiot…. no more banning freedom in america

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10 parent of 2 February 3, 2009 at 2:37 pm

like i said uneducated idiot… grow up, children see this site.

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