Happy Birthday, Huck Finn!

Happy Birthday, Huck Finn!

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published today! Authored by Mark Twain (whose real name was Samuel Clemens, for those of you who will appreciate that fun fact) and perhaps one of the most banned novels in school curriculums, Huckleberry Finn is one of the most iconic characters in all of American literature, and his story has been rolling off the printing presses since 1885. Yet don’t blame the “snowflakes” for the backlash to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, for it didn’t take a month after the novel’s initial publication for librarians in Concord, Massachusetts to deem it “trash” and “suitable only …

5 Famous Authors Who Were Veterans

5 Famous Authors Who Were Veterans

Veteran’s Day is a day to honor those who have served in the military. We thank them for their service and their sacrifice. Many beloved authors of classic works have served in the U.S military, and their experiences fighting in various wars have shaped the things that they write about. The five following authors were all shaped and inspired by their time in the military, and some of their works might not have ever been created if they did not serve.