The Day They Came to Arrest the Book by Nat Hentoff

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Who would have believed that The Adventure of  Huckleberry Finn could cause the worst crisis in the  history of George Mason High School? Certainly not  Barney Roth, editor of the school paper. But when  a small but vocal group of students and parents  decide that the book is racist, sexist, and  immoral--and should be removed from reading lists and the  school library--Barney takes matters into his own  hands.

When the Huck Finn issue  comes up for a hearing, Barney decides to print his  story about previous censorship efforts at school.  He's sure that investigative reporting and  publicity can help the cause. But is he too late to turn  the tide of censorship?

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About Nat Hentoff

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Nat Hentoff is the prolific and successful author of many articles and books, including novels for children and adults; biographies; writings on jazz, politics, and education; and his extensive, widely praised work on civil liberties and rights. His syndicated column, "Sweet Land of Liberty," appears in the Washington Post and in more than two hundred other newspapers, and he is a weekly contributor to the Village Voice. Hentoff is a frequent guest on local and national television and radio. He lives in New York City with his wife, Margot.
Published September 22, 2010 by Laurel Leaf. 179 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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