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Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn: Controversy at the Heart of a Classic

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

Despite the controversies, Huckleberry Finn has remained a staple in high school literature study because teachers seek to engage students with texts that provoke discussion and questions. Primary sources from the Library of Congress can help deepen students' thinking around the issues central to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and other literary works.