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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is discussed in a censorship context.