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"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Allen Drury
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Lee was a tomboy in Monroeville, Alabama. Her father was a lawyer; her mother rarely left the house and had a mental illness.
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Black man wrongly accused of murder; children lose innocence.
Courtroom defense of Tom Robinson.
Classic civil rights story in the Jim Crow South.
Short, straight-forward 296 pages; 11 CDs (12.5 hours)
Be childlike. Act like nothing in your life has interfered with your reasoning process.
Classic example of bigotry and failure of the justice system.
Ham. Extra credit if you wear a ham costume.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”
A front porch with a clear view of the entire neighborhood.
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.
Maycomb, Alabama is fictional, but what happened in Selma, Birmingham and Montgomery is real. Do a Civil Rights tour.
1962 “To Kill a Mockingbird”
“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.