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
Nat Hentoff is an internationally known jazz critic and the only critic ever designated a Jazz Master by the NEA. He is a regular columnist for Jazz.com and the "Wall Street Journal", the United Media Newspaper Syndicate, and the Cato Institute, where he is a senior fellow. His many books include "Jazz Country; Jazz Is; The Jazz Life; Boston Boy: Growing Up with Jazz and Other Rebellious Passions; Living the Bill of Rights"; and the forthcoming "Is This America?"