Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Leave Our Mark Twain Alone! STET!

Dear Gentle Readers,

I cannot say it better than Lauren Lise Baratz-Logsted does in this article, so I respectfully submit to you a link.

Ironically, I began reading Our Town with my ninth-grade English students today. While I knew that our books looked different, I had no idea that the volume I was reading was a white-washed PC version. In the midst of our discussion about how appalling that was, one student noticed that on my large Huckleberry Finn poster was a warning, stating that the book was on many "banned" lists. One discussion led to the other. Then I came home to this article. Shocking!

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