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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn captured me as a child. Using this book in class allows for discussions on topics from relationships to racism. It is a great book for looking at how America has changed over the last 100 years.
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Guide to the Great Adventurer: Huckleberry Finn

Huck and jim on raftThe Huckleberry Finn adventures captivate readers of all ages. Within these adventures are numerous ways to learn, not only about a young boy and his friends, but of a time much different from our own. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn open the door to our past, shining a light on issues that many find difficult. Understanding the historical context of the time this book was written enables readers to better comprehend the satire and irony that Samuel Clements created so skillfully. Articles in this guide touch on the question of banning this book as well as the symbolism found throughout the story, along with teaching ideas on themes, quotes and characters.

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