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The 'divisive concepts' bill is an attempt at mind control

The Keene Sentinel 12 Jun 2021
I write this as a reaction to proposed N.H ... I refer specifically to section 10-C. I, sub-sections JI b&h, and IV and section l 0-C.3, sub-section II ... It is impossible to teach these works, even including Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” without reference to the world that made such literature necessary ... .

Teachers under pressure as battle ensues over ‘critical race theory’

Montrose Press 12 Jun 2021
WASHINGTON — Teachers from Tennessee to Iowa are swept up in a wave of outrage led by GOP politicians nationwide over how schools teach kids about race in U.S. history ... Even long-standing aspects of high school curriculums, like reading classics such as “Huckleberry Finn” or “To Kill a Mockingbird,” could run afoul of the law, he says ... .

3 books Barack Obama recommends everyone to read in 2021

The Times of India 11 Jun 2021
Former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama is an avid reader and he regularly shares his book recommendations with fellow readers ... 1. 'The Overstory' by Richard Powers ... 2. 'Memorial Drive' by Natasha Trethewey ... 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn', 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer', 'The Gilded Age' and his autobiography among others ... .

The Capitol rioters and the 140-pound defense

The CT Mirror 11 Jun 2021
Some of the 465 people charged so far (many more to come) in connection with the January 6 riot in and about the U.S. Capitol have come up with a clever defense. The mob made them do it ... He was akin to a cork bobbing in a storm surge ... In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Colonel Sherburn confronts a mob bent on lynching him ... .

Low river forecasts derivative of century-old practice

The Telegraph - Alton 11 Jun 2021
Barges and towboats can still continue to their destinations ... Louis ... A young man from Hannibal by the name of Samuel Clemens would’ve had to adhere to these practices, and it’s quite possible it was his life on the river that lead to the famous pseudonym he would later use in his classic novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn ... .

Volumes of history: Mercantile Library marks 175 years of collecting Americana

News-Press Now 11 Jun 2021
... in English west of the Mississippi ("Taos," a "romance" of a "massacre" during the Mexican War), drawings of steamboat innovations and first editions of books by Langston Hughes and Mark Twain (including a "Huckleberry Finn" the author signed for poet Eugene Field with the note.

10 Breathtaking Facts About the Mississippi River

Treehugger 10 Jun 2021
The Mississippi River is famous for its important role in the industrialization of the United States ... The river's connection to American culture has made it a focal point for a lot of American literature, including Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn ... 1. The Mississippi River Is the Third-Largest River Basin in the World ... 2 ... ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... With St ... 7 ... 8 ... States ... 9 ... ... 10.

Book review: William Gay's 'Fugitives of the Heart' is an homage to Mark Twain

Times Free Press 05 Jun 2021
The stories of stern old prophets, their mad ravings She'd temper this with Twain, a chapter a night of Huckleberry Finn, Jim and Huck in a fix on the sunrimpled Mississippi.". Ultimately, of course, "Fugitives of the Heart" is not "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," nor is it merely an echo set in another time.

Andy Taets leaves his mark on Cedar River

Globe Gazette 04 Jun 2021
In Mark Twain’s iconic novel, Huckleberry Finn traverses the Mississippi by raft. When Andy Taets was a child, the waterway was the Cedar River. He knows its history well. Every bend and rapid is familiar ... .

My personal Declaration of (debt) Independence

Evening Times 04 Jun 2021
It was 2 a.m. and I sat sniveling in my pajamas at my computer ... The reason was simple; I had no business telling anyone what to do when it came to money ... Should I go on?' ... An angel came to me that night, but she wasn’t an old man with a copy of Tom Sawyer’s Huckleberry Finn, she was a little girl with pigtails, freckles and a pouty mouth ... .

Worth watching: Netflix’s ‘Sweet Tooth,’ Stephen King’s ‘Lisey’s Story,’ A ‘Mythic’ Backstory and ‘Mosquito Coast’ ...

Ravalli Republic 04 Jun 2021
Another banner Friday for streaming services, with Netflix premiering the magical quest fantasy Sweet Tooth, and Stephen King adapting his novel Lisey’s Story for Apple TV+. PBSAmerican Masters profiles a popular all-male ballet troupe. Sweet Tooth. Series Premiere ... References to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are quite intentional. Lisey’s Story.

Q&A with George Stern | A 21st century clerk and recorder in Jeffco

Colorado Politics 31 May 2021
Colorado Politics. While election administration is probably the most public aspect of a Colorado clerk and recorder’s job, your office handles all kinds of duties ... George Stern ... CP ... Stern ... As I tell our customers ... CP ... Stern ... They didn't carry cash ... CP ... • Stern and his wife, Pam, live in Golden with their newborn son and a large dog named Huckleberry Finn.

Remember this? Blowing off steam

Log Cabin Democrat 25 May 2021
Sometimes the person exerts a sudden act of verbal or physical violence ... Louis, Missouri ... Had Henry’s brother not argued with the ship’s pilot, he too would have been on the steamboat when it exploded and he might not have lived to write the literary classics “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” ... .

Day trip to LA by transit (to Amoeba, Daybird) brought back old feelings

LA Daily News 23 May 2021
No need to rush things. It’s like when your leg falls asleep ... purely to eat lunch ... One obvious difference ... of ... Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Now I was two-thirds of the way through ... And by the time I got back home, I’d read an even 100 pages of “Huckleberry Finn,” which I wrapped up the next day.

The Public Pulse: Work ahead to defeat COVID; Religion, politics, policy

Omaha World-Herald 22 May 2021
... citizens came before non-citizens, when people with different opinions could discuss the issues without rancor, when “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” were considered classics and required reading for any educated person, when it was OK to read Dr.