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The RAWSTORY headline is sensationalism, misleading, and wrong.There is a marked difference between banning a book, compared to replacing a book on an 11th grade curriculum. The recognition that the relevance of Huck Finn as an effective academic tool in certain urban school districts would seem obvious. The school should be applauded for replacing Huck with the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, a text far more appropriate and significant for the times we live. What's more, the school still acknowledges that there is a place for Twain's classic, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer article, Huck Finn still remains on the school's library shelves.
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