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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


by Mark Twain

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn had barely made it off the American presses in 1885 before it was banned in several libraries. All those fussy librarians objected to the subject matter, the dialect, and all the talk of Huck scratching himself. (Source)

According to the American Library Association, Huckleberry Finn is the 5th most challenged book in the United States. (Ooh, now we really want to read numbers 1 and 2.) (Source)

Surprise! Mark Twain isn't a real person. His actual name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. The name "Mark Twain" was riverboat language for the minimum water depth required to prevent a boat from running aground. (Source)

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