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Jack read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and made an important connection. In a journal entry he wrote:
It is just the start of the novel, but I can already feel sympathy for Jim; living during that time as a colored person must have been absolutely awful. I can’t imagine anyone treating anyone like that, but then again, I was raised in a different time.
So you’ve decided to Mix It Up at Lunch—either for the first time or as a returning participant. And you ask yourself, “Why Mix It Up? What do kids get out of this?”
By turning to some of our model schools—schools that have carried out effective Mix It Up campaigns throughout the year—you’ll find many answers to those questions.