Booking Through Thursday

I think most of us are probably against censorship on principle, but … do you think it should vary depending on the impressionable age of the readers? Or is it always wrong? How about the difference between ‘official’ censorship by a government or a school system, as opposed to a parent saying No to a specific book for their child?

I wouldn’t say that all censorship is wrong per se, but I would say that in terms of what children should, and shouldn’t, be able to do I think that it should be the job of the parent to decide if their child should, or should not, read a certain book.

As for adults I believe they should make an informed opinion about whether or not they should read it based on either the cover or a blurb.

1 comment

  1. What do you think about unbalanced censorship? I have an aunt and uncle who wouldn’t allow my cousins to read Harry Potter, but would allow them to play incredibly violent video games. I think you have to be open to your kids reading things but they have to be willing to discuss them and be open about them.

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