The Day They Came to Arrest the Book (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Who would have believed that The Adventure ofHuckleberry Finn could cause the worst crisis in thehistory of George Mason High School? Certainly notBarney Roth, editor of the school paper. But whena small but vocal group of students and parentsdecide that the book is racist, sexist, andimmoral--and should be removed from reading lists and theschool library--Barney takes matters into his ownhands.

When the Huck Finn issuecomes up for a hearing, Barney decides to print hisstory about previous censorship efforts at school.He's sure that investigative reporting andpublicity can help the cause. But is he too late to turnthe tide of censorship?

About the Author

Award-winning journalist and social commentator Nat Hentoff (1925-2017) was one of the most prolific jazz writers of the '50s and '60s, providing liner notes for countless albums, as well as writing or editing several books on jazz, including Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: The Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It. His writing appeared in Esquire, Harper's, and the Village Voice, where he wrote for 50 years. In 1995, he received the National Press Foundation's award for lifetime achievement, and in 2004, he was the first non-musician to win the honor of being named one of six Jazz Masters by the NEA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780440918141
ISBN-10: 0440918146
Publisher: Laurel Leaf Library
Publication Date: July 1st, 1983
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Laurel-Leaf Books