Pulitzer Book Club Inclusion Guide

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"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Allen Drury

INCLUSION MILESTONES

1961

• Motown signs Stevie Wonder
• Ernie Davis first Black Heisman Trophy winner
• Illinois repeals sodomy laws; first to decriminalize homosexuality

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AUTHOR INSPIRATIONS

Lee was a tomboy in Monroeville, Alabama. Her father was a lawyer; her mother rarely left the house and had a mental illness.

Featured Reader Wanted!

Featured Reader

– Share your key take-away about inclusion in this book in a sentence or two.
– Write a paragraph or two (up to 250 words) to describe your thoughts on exclusion/inclusion in the book, why you related or did not connect with the book, and why you think reading, inclusion and dialog about inclusion matter.
– Identify the name and website address of a cause you support with an inclusive mission.

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Black man wrongly accused of murder; children lose innocence.

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Courtroom defense of Tom Robinson.

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Classic civil rights story in the Jim Crow South.

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Short, straight-forward 296 pages; 11 CDs (12.5 hours)

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Be childlike. Act like nothing in your life has interfered with your reasoning process.

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Classic example of bigotry and failure of the justice system.

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Ham. Extra credit if you wear a ham costume.

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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”

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A front porch with a clear view of the entire neighborhood.

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What makes this novel a classic presentation of bigotry?
Compare the lives of Mayella Ewell and Scout Finch.
What made Bob Ewell and Atticus Finch such very different people?
Talk about how Dolphus Raymond lives.

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Maycomb, Alabama is fictional, but what happened in Selma, Birmingham and Montgomery is real. Do a Civil Rights tour.

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1962 “To Kill a Mockingbird”

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“Go Tell a Watchman,” is said to be draft rejected by the editor of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” There’s \a reason Watchman was stashed away and not released until after Harper Lee had a stroke and suffered from dementia.