Why Huckleberry Finn Should Not Be Banned

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“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.” - Stephen Chboksy. Books are one of the most benefitting resources that we can use to teach today’s youth. One popular book that has been challenged for banning is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This novel is about a runaway boy and his slave on their quest to the North for freedom. They face many obstacles and even though they never make it to the North, Jim is set free anyway. Although some people think that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be banned in schools, it should not be banned because the novel is classic literature that people can easily get their hands on, it shows what life was like for African Americans while slavery was still permitted, and the book teaches valuable life lessons. There is no point in banning The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because it can be easily acquired by kids since it is a classic novel. The sole purpose of banning a book is to make sure that students do not read it. People can access The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn online, in bookstores, and in libraries. Since The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is well known, it is also likely for family members to have the book, they would want their relatives to read…show more content…
By banning this book in schools, rebellious teens would want to know what the book contains and will try to find a way to read it. Also, by banning this book, students may never know what life was like for slaves or what life was like for whites during slavery. The lessons learned in this book are helpful and can guide children to achieve goals. Do not ban books that will give children the sight, speech, and
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