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The Day They Came to Arrest the Bookby Nat Hentoff
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Who would have believed that The Adventure ofHuckleberry Finn could cause the worst crisis in thehistory of George Mason High School? Certainly notBarney Roth, editor of the school paper. But whena small but vocal group of students and parentsdecide that the book is racist, sexist, andimmoral--and should be removed from reading lists and theschool library--Barney takes matters into his ownhands.
When the Huck Finn issuecomes up for a hearing, Barney decides to print hisstory about previous censorship efforts at school.He's sure that investigative reporting andpublicity can help the cause. But is he too late to turnthe tide of censorship?
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is under attack at George Mason High and school editor Barney Roth knows it is time to print his school's censorship story, but he may be too late.
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