“Okay, so you are fine with every citizen having the right to have books removed from the library.”
So you’re fine with every citizen having the right to have ANY printed material put into the publicly funded library for young children to access?
No, parents need to decide what their individual child can and cannot read.
My wife and I raised our kids to have good judgement and morals and neither has read anything that I would consider offensive.
It really is not all that hard and much better than permitting the nanny state dictate what our kids can check out of a public library.
You appear to be about the only one posting who hasn’t completely missed the point.
The issue is not one of whether certain books should be “banned.” It is one of whether there are certain books which are inappropriate for children aged 12 and under.
This seems like it should be so obvious it shouldn’t require discussion. For instance, is de Sade appropriate for fourth-graders? If you think it might be, let me suggest you have never read de Sade.
Once we’ve agreed that some books aren’t appropriate for young children, then we can argue where to draw the line and whether the poorly written and formulaic Twilight series crosses that line.
Personally, I’d like to see a great many books restricted for primary school kids, only a few for middle school, and (outright pornography aside) no restrictions for high school.