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      Actually, the only book that traumatized me as a child was Huckleberry Finn, and its use of the n-word. Try being the only Black child in the class, and seeing that word in print and other kids looking at you. Try being the only Black child in the class, and the teacher and other students looking to you to be the spokesperson for your race…5th grade. Yup, I was traumatized by Huck Finn…a godforsaken book that I am sure is probably good, but godforsaken in my mind nonetheless, and one I never want to see again.

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