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The selection for the third annual Reading: Bridge to a Wider World project is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Once again, everyone in the area is encouraged to read and discuss the book.
Huckleberry Finn, rebel against school and church, casual inheritor of gold treasure, and savior of Jim, the runaway slave, is the archetypal American maverick. Shunning civilization and respectability, Huck Finn shoves off with Jim on a raft journey down the Mississippi River. As Huck learns about love, responsibility, and how to make moral choices, the trip becomes a metaphoric voyage through his own soul.
The Duluth Public Library's Reading: Bridge to a Wider World Committee is planning community-wide events, most occuring during April, 2004. A resource guide is available at local bookstores and libraries, and the same information is available online - see the list of links above.
Essie contacted the Duluth Public Library in the fall of 2000 and encouraged the Library to sponsor a "One Book, One Community" project.
How Can You Participate?