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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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Please suggest a children's book that has been censored and identify the censorship source. Please assist with a personal reflection, that states the choice to use or not use the book in a classroom. Would you use this book in your classroom and why you would not use it. Please provide a reliable site of where this book was identified for censorship.

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Perhaps, one of the most widely debated books that has been censored and banned from being taught in many schools is 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." by Mark Twain. It was censored because Twain used the n-word liberally in his dialog and it is a term that is found to be highly offensive to many in the African American populations and in an effort to be politically correct and not offend any large segments of the population, schools have chosen not to broach sensitive and potentially offensive words or topics in the literature taught.

Yet the debate, rages on. New South publishing has produced a white-washed version in which all references to the word "nigger" have been replaced with "slave." The topic itself was revisited on 60=Minutes ...

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Discussion and analysis of a banned children's literature book.

Censored Book Reflection
· Due on day 7 (Monday) by 11:59 pm Mountain Time
· Research the American Library Association Web site (http://www.ala.org/) or the International Reading Association Web site (http://www.reading.org/General/Default.aspx) to find children's books that have been censored.
· Choose a censored book
· Research why it was censored.
· Discuss whether you agree or disagree with the decision to ban the use of this book in schools and explain the rationale for your viewpoint.
· Suggest how the book might be used in schools, define the grade levels for which you would use the book, and describe how you would introduce and work with it as a classroom teacher.
· Format your paper according to APA

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