A note to educators: The following editions of American “classics” have been carefully reviewed and edited with regard to insensitive and inaccurate portrayals of people of color (POCs) and non–traditionally gendered persons. Every attempt has been made to retain the basic storyline and character details of the original texts, though occasionally small adjustments have been made to avoid giving shock or offense to non-cisgenders/POCs/allies.
From: The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Goodwives,” said a hard-featured dame of 50, herself a victim of a patriarchy with unchecked privilege, “I’ll tell ye a piece of my mind. It would be greatly for the …