CauseWired Quote Of The Day

The teacher is asking for a set of classic novels, including "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, one of my favorites. I can easily recall the thrill of reading Huck Finn for the first time. The cost is $518. It’s a compelling case, and it’s from a Bronx middle school; early in my career as a journalist, I spent a fair amount of time in Bronx public schools, including several in areas where most residents lived at or below the poverty line. Many of the kids are immigrants or the children of immigrants, and providing great American literature resonates strongly. So this donor chooses.

Tom Watson, Author of CauseWired

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Comments (Archived):

  1. Andy Freeman

    You can’t let urban kids read Twain – he used the N-word. (Their loss.)

  2. tomwatson

    Hey Fred, thanks for the links and quotes – very cool the way you’re using them, and obviously for a great cause.

  3. anon

    For $518 i hope they’re getting at least 518 copies