Everything you need to understand or teach The Day They Came to Arrest the Book by Nat Hentoff.
Of constant concern to every American is the First Amendment right of free speech. What should authors write, what should be published, what should be allowed in book stores, what should be studied in schools, and what should students be allowed to read— these are questions that are continually being argued by parents, teachers, students, ministers, The American Civil Liberties Union, and morality groups.focuses on whether The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain should be on a required reading list in a high school history class.
Hentoff gives both sides of the question—that of the black father and son who object to it because of the frequent use of the word "nigger" and that of the history teacher and school librarian who want students to have the right to read and think for themselves. The book also deals with gender discrimination because of Twain's...
The Day They Came to Arrest the Book Lesson Plans contain 128 pages of teaching material, including: