The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Why do 5th graders have to read The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn?

My teacher said that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer are two novels that you've GOT to read in 5th grade, but I don't see any logic in THAT statement my teacher said.

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Well, I suggest trying reading it. I haven't ever taught this to a 5th grader but, now that I think of it, the novel can be enjoyable at that level. Do a little research about the era. Slavery in the Southern United States was considered normal. The Civil War was not fought yet but you can already see signs of it in the novel. Then there is the character of Huck. He is kind of wild and free. Some of the characters and stuff that happens is pretty funny. Plus you get to read a book by Mark Twain. You can impress your friend at parties with your literary knowledge!