Let’s Talk Bookish: Banning Books

Hello, and happy Tuesday! I’ve had a lot going on the last few days, and even though it is winter break and I’m off school, I haven’t been able to find the energy to write this post. I still don’t feel up to writing out a full discussion today, so I have a few quick thoughts, and then I have the links to all the participants from this week’s LTB!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and has been hosted by me since April of 2022! Each Friday, there is a discussion topic for bloggers to write about. This week’s topic is banning books (from by Jillian @ Jillian the Bookish Butterfly).

Do you think banning books is fair? Should students be allowed to read what they want and be able to get it from their school library? In a more broad sense, how do you feel about books that have been “banned?” Do you think that it’s a crime to ban a book, no matter what it contains, or are there cases where it’s alright?

Many books are banned because of ‘sensitive subjects’ being included in the books. But most of the time, that ends up being books with LGBTQ+ representation, or books that talk about race. Everyone deserves access to books with people they can relate to, who represent them, and who will give them new perspective on the world.

It’s dangerous when books like Genderqueer, by Maia Kobabe are pulled from school libraries.

This week’s posts:

Raji @ Worlds Unlike Our Own | Fives @ Down the Rabbit Hole | Lotus @ Pages of Starlight | Elli @ Ace Reader | Kathryn @ Kathryn Books | Lila @ Hardcover Haven

Thanks so much to everyone who participated, and don’t forget to go and discover some new blogs! If I missed your post, let me know in the comments so I can add it up here! And, if you don’t want your post linked up here, or you want your blog linked differently just let me know.

What are your thoughts on banning books? Should students be able to access all kinds of books at there school library? Chat with me in the comments below!

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