Race Issues In Mark Twain’s Books: Community Conversations

Since their publications more than 150 years ago, “Tom Sawyer” and “Huck Finn” have been controversial. They’ve been, banned from libraries, condemned by critics of all backgrounds, and criticized for presenting rebellious role models to kids. These community conversations, led by David Peters, will explore the history that Twain, an abolitionist, was portraying and how that portrayal impacts today’s young and adult readers. Free. Registration not required.


Event Location and Ticket Information

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The New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 9146327878
Presenter Website: www.nrpl.org

Sponsor Message

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.