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Monday, August 18, 2008

Library Looks at One of the Most Challenged Novels of All Time

For 125 years now, Mark Twain's most revered and most famous work, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has been regarded as a cultural powder keg. Through the generations, it has fallen in and out of favor, periodically coming under attack for being racist--despite Twain's explicit efforts to the contrary.

And now, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Fort Worth Public Library will specifically spotlight Huck Finn during its "Banned Books Week", to take place September 27 through October 4. Held annually, Banned Books Week is dedicated to exploring those works which have come under fire throughout American history.

For more info, visit the Fort Worth Public Library website.

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