Tag Archives: Censorship

Is Huck Finn A Good Role Model For Children?

Before The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was “revised” to replace the n-word with “slave,” my husband purchased a paperback copy. I’d read the book when I was around 12, and in my quest to read 100 classics, I am re-reading several … Continue reading

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The Poet of Baghdad Book Review

The Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance tells the epic story of the Yasin family — beginning in 1954 (before the Ba’ath Party began its near-half-century reign in Iraq) up until 2004, when Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime had been overthrown at … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week

Avid reader that I am, until recently I was unaware that the last week of September each year is Banned Books Week. According to Wikipedia, this annual campaign in the United States “stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit 451 Virtual Book Discussion

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Published in 1953. Synopsis: In an unspecified future time, Guy Montag is a fireman. Unlike firemen of the present time who put out fires, Mr. Montag’s job is to create fires by burning books, which … Continue reading

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