Schools in Philadelphia Edit 'Huckleberry Finn'
PHILADELPHIA, April 16 (UPI) - The Board of Education removed Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" from the curriculum of the public school system today and has replaced it with an "adapted" version of the novel.
The new version tones down the violence, simplifies the Southern dialect and deletes all derogatory references to Negroes.
Other texts were eliminated including Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace,"
which was adjudged too difficult for high schools students.
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