What are differences between Catherine and David’s
needs, why do David’s needs always come before Catherine’s needs? David has
autism and that does make things harder but should he be getting everything he wants?
Catherine ask for new color pencils and her mom said she could work for them,
but then later that day David asked for a video at the store and he got it,
should that be fair? When David watches TV or listen to a tape he watches and
listens to it on repeat. Are David’s parents the reason he expects
everything he wants he’ll get. David gets to get a video at the store every day
and when Catherine wants one she won’t get it right away like David. In my
opinion I think David’s parents feel it’s their fault for him having Autism so
they try to make up for it. Is that Normal? I know at my house my parents try
to make it as equal as possible. When I was younger my dad and I would go to
the zoo once a month, the first time I went I got a stuffed animal, so the
first time my brother came he really wanted a toy so he got it. I think
that is fair because I had already gotten a toy just before. What do you think
is the right way? Think.
Books, they are all different, we can alway count on them. But how would you feel your favorite book was suddenly taken away from you? If you ban a book it should just be from your house, if you’re not okay with a book just don’t read it. People think children shouldn’t be exposed to the content in that book because they are minors. But being a minor writing this is is so stupid people think we can’t and won’t be able to handle it. They also say yes so they don’t have to deal with someone reading it in a public place and then talking about it. But don’t forget about this thing called the constitution. Others say no we shouldn’t ban books. Cause even though a book might have sexual content, cursing, or have homosexuality it can still be a good book. People always immediately think that, if a book has cursing, it is not a good book well HELLO have you ever read Harry Potter or To Kill a Mockingbird? Another reason to not ban books is just because you may not like the book doesn’t mean everyone agrees with you. What if you were told that your favorite book is a banned and no matter what you can’t read it. How would you feel? My opinion is that people should be allowed to read whatever they want to read. People get so caught up sometimes and only think about themselves they don’t think about how it can affect others. If you don’t like a just tell you kid not to read it or just don’t get the book. Books most kids don’t like them, but some really do, don’t add to the reasons why kids think they don’t have to read.
Many people think that certain books with LGBTQ people, sex, high violence and sometimes even magic should be banned from public schools and libraries. I on the other hand disagree. First of all, people like to read a variety of books for a variety of different reasons. Because the U.S. is so diverse, there are people that are LGBTQ, people who have been abused sexually, verbally, and physically and people who have been involved in and/or experienced a lot of violence themselves. These books that have been challenge give those people something to relate to instead of asking someone about what had happened to them for fear of being judged. Another reason why I think books shouldn’t be banned, is that our society should be able to read whatever they would like. America is a free country which means that we are able to read, watch, or listen to whatever we want. If a person wants to read a book that is challenged, I don’t think they should be restrained from it just because somebody believes the content in that book isn’t good for their family to read. I agree that kids should not read adult book, but those adult books are still out there for kids to take if they want, so why shouldn’t challenged books be there too? Libraries have adult, teen, and kid sections because some books have content that is too intense for younger readers. These challenged books should be put in a different section because some readers like books with more intensity than others. Overall, I think that all books should be put in libraries so that everyone can find a book that they can relate to and enjoy.
People find autism embarrassing because of unexpected behaviors. Firstly, sometimes people with autism have tantrums that can be scary for those who are inexperienced. For example in Rules, when David, Catherine, and their dad were in the video store, David had a tantrum and a random guy came over and just stared because he had probably never seen something like it before. Also, Grace Bourne said that sometime when they are in the mall with Mac she is afraid he is going to a tantrum. People with autism are misunderstood as “weird” or “not normal” just because of the way they act. In the book when Jason was at OT the speech therapist was talking to him like he was stupid just because he was different or “not normal”. Also, when Catherine introduced Jason to Kristi, Kristi was mean about it just because she thought he was different. Lastly, I think that family members of an autistic person are the only people that really understand them. For example, Catherine is the only one who really understands David, and tells him what to do and she also knows what he needs. Catherine is the one that understands Jason and knows that Jason has so much going on in his head, he just can’t express it. In conclusion, sometimes people stereotypically think that people with disabilities are stupid or don’t understand what “normal” people can and that is what Cynthia Lord was trying to show in her book, there is no normal everyone is their own kind of normal.
I don’t think books should be banned from public spaces. One reason is that not all books are banned that should be. Some include Divergent, and Hunger Games; In both of these there is a lot of violence. I believe that if we are going to ban books like Bridge to Teribithia then all books with violence should be banned. Another reason is that just because a certain group of people don’t want their children to read a book doesn’t mean that other children shouldn’t. An example is Harry Potter, if you don’t want your child to read about witches and wizards that doesn’t mean others can’t. Also, your children should be able to differ a book and actually being a witch. I don’t believe that censorship is good because of the First Amendment. It states that we can say or write whatever we want. Therefore people should ban books because that would be a violation of rights. I believe some of the books that are banned shouldn’t be because there’s really nothing wrong with them.
No, I do not think books should be banned from public libraries and public schools or anywhere in general. I understand why some parents may be concerned about their children reading books that contain nudity and language that they don’t want their children to hear. And for younger kids, parents would want to keep their kids from reading books containing a lot of violence. On the other hand, regarding the fact the it may not be acceptable to date another man or a girl to date another girl, because of you beliefs, your child has the right to know and you can’t act like doesn’t happen in our society. For example, I understand why they banned To Kill A Mocking Bird, because of its racism and language and violence but I do not think that its exceptionable for them to do that. Some of the times they will ban books for ridiculous things for things like, they banned “Where Waldo” because in one of the illustration’s for the mid evil section cause it showed too much. If a parent does not want their child to be reading that type of book, don’t ban it for everyone because you have a problem with it, ban it from you child. It is like saying, if I’m allergic to peanuts and I can’t have them no one else can have them either.
Should books be banned? Many people have different thoughts on the topic. Some arguments state that books with language, nudity, violence and many other ideas in that realm should be censored for children. Other say that books in community/public places such as schools should not be banned. This is because it is the choice of the child and they should have the freedom to choose. Some of the reasons books are ‘challenged’ are because they could question things such as religious belief and homosexuality. Some parents think that is it good for their child to be free in a way and make the but others want their children to be ‘perfect’. Examples of this could be witchcraft, talking animals or age inappropriate. People don’t ban books in Private Schools and households only in public schools/libraries some books can be banned. There are different opinions about this debate and it will not end anytime soon where everyone can come to an agreement.