Article Title

Censors of "Huck Finn" fail to appreciate Twain's intentions

Newspaper

The Sunday Oregonian (Portland)

Date

7-29-1984

Challenged Material

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Reading Level

children, young adult

Location

Portland, Oregon

Participants

Jeanne Benfer Baker

Abstract

In this Point of View from the Oregonian, Jeanne Benfer Baker talks about what censors miss when they read Mark Twains’ Huck Finn. The article is an in-depth analysis of the themes that take place over the course of the book. Baker talks about how the book is a social commentary of the times and that much can be learned in the present day from the characters.

Keywords

Point of View, opinion piece

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