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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird | Harper Lee
Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as an e-book.One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father-a crusading local lawyer-risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
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ScientistSam
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I saw the play on Broadway earlier this month and had to compare with a reread of the book. This story and these characters hold up well to an adult reread. It is a classic for a reason after all.

Side note: I really didn't like what Aaron Sorkin did to Atticus Finch to make a 2019 political point when I watched the play, and I like it even less after a reread of the book.

KatieDid927 It‘s been a few months since I‘ve seen it, can you remind me how Aaron changed Atticus? 1d
ScientistSam @KatieDid927 Atticus in the play is painfully naive to the point he's weak. I wondered whether I'd find him naive in the book when I reread it as an adult, but he's actually pretty realistic, just also a really good man. For example, in the play, Atticus thinks Tom will be acquitted. In the book, he thinks they have a shot at acquittal at appeal, but knows they will lose the case. In the play, the jury takes barely any time to decide. 👇 23h
ScientistSam In the book, it takes hours, which is considered a victory for that day and age. (Which in itself is terrible of course, but Lee is showing that.) @katiedid 23h
KatieDid927 @ScientistSam Ah yeah yep, all true and good points. I saw the play about 3-4 months ago but haven‘t reread the book yet so I felt there were some changes but couldn‘t pinpoint them as accurately as you did here. Thanks! 22h
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CoffeeNBooks
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#30JuneBooks It's #Shocking to me that To Kill a Mockingbird is on the banned books list.
@howjessreads

Scochrane26 Most books we have to read in high school are banned books. 5d
Jdav9613 My daughter read it in middle school, but I think she was too young to really understand it. It was an advanced class. 5d
EyesOnly34 Yep, always on the banned books list. Sigh. 5d
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squirrelbrain
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Thanks for the tag @gradcat - this was fun! (and not as difficult as I expected, but that‘s partly because I keep spreadsheets of the books I‘ve read, so easy to search...! 😳)

RealLifeReading Love that you keep spreadsheets!! 1w
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collegecatlady
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It was such a pleasure to revisit this classic. I remembered basically none of the plot since the first time I read it was about ten years ago. What a beautiful novel.

teainthelibrary Now you need to watch the movie!! 1w
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Tanisha_A
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Painted this for the love of TKaM! 🙂

TrishB That‘s lovely ❤️ 1w
readordierachel Beautiful 😍 You're so talented 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Love it! 👍👏 1w
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cobwebmoth So pretty! 1w
monkeygirlsmama Beautiful 1w
BiblioLitten Oh that‘s like a ray of sunshine!! 💛💛😍 1w
StayCurious Wow I thought that was just like a gorgeous edition you found. Good job! 1w
youneverarrived That‘s lovely 💛 1w
batsy That's so beautiful! Your talent has me like 🥰 1w
JennyM So beautiful. You have talent 😘♥️😘 1w
Cathythoughts Beautiful work ♥️. I love this 1w
ephemeralwaltz Beautiful!! 2d
minkyb ❣️❣️❣️ 1d
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KathrynElise
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Happy Friyay! 😊 Long weekend this weekend so pretty keeeen 👌🏼

1. Tagged - ‘To Kill a Mockingbird‘ by Harper Lee. Also probably ‘Hamlet‘ and a few John Marsden books 📚

2. Grey 👚

3. Currently binge watching ‘Game of Thrones‘ - up to season 6, NO SPOILERS PLEEAASSEE 😱

4. Hippogriffs and Dragons 🐉 😍

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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BookFrog
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1. Tagged
2. Blue
3. The Rain
4. Toothless
@howjessreads
#friyayintro

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kelseynicburke
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1. To Kill a Mockingbird was banned the year before I was supposed to read it in class but my English teacher slipped me a copy anyway and it blew my 15 year old mind
2. It‘s sort of a wine colour
3. Killing Eve and When They See Us (watched both this week because I have a binge watching problem)
4. Thestrals from Harry Potter

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Ms_T Number 1 ❤️ 1w
kelseynicburke @Ms_T there‘s nothing better than a good English teacher 1w
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Purple, it's Prince's birthday
3. Lucifer on Netflix
4. Mermaids
#friyayintro @howjessreads

TheBookHippie 💜💜💜 1w
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Jinster
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1. Fantastic day at a physics teachers' course - followed by a fab gym sesh.

2. I've never reread a book! Should I?

3. Who?

4. To Kill a Mockingbird.

End humpday the right way! All invited.

@DebbieGrillo @MinDea

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DebbieGrillo
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1. I've been off work for a few weeks with a bad back and I went back today and had a pretty good day.
2. Tagged
3. #WeTheNorth
4. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

#HumpDayPost @MinDea @DebbieGrillo

whatshesreadingnow Happy to hear you‘re feeling much better! 💕 2w
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Samplergal
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1. We are doing our volunteer gig in the Florida Keys. AND, my disabled daughter got a job as a grooming assistant at Petco. 2. To Kill A Mockingbird. 3. Toronto, but I really only read while it‘s on. Hubs is a BB nut. 4. Cry, My Beloved Country. #Humpdaypost.

DebbieGrillo Congratulations to your daughter on her job! 2w
Nute So happy for your daughter! 2w
Samplergal @DebbieGrillo @nute Thank you. It‘s been a struggle. Fingers crossed. 2w
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BooknerdsLife Yay! Congratulations to your daughter! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💕 2w
Samplergal @BooknerdsLife thank you. It‘s been so hard. 2w
KarenUK Such wonderful news... that‘s awesome 💕 1w
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dariazeoli
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So glad to finally check this one off my TBR! Since my hard copy is out in the Litsy world somewhere, I decided to listen to the audiobook as part of the #bookfitnesschallenge. Sissy Spacek was a wonderful narrator and I feel she brought Harper Lee‘s words to life. There‘s something rich and woven about the tapestry of characters in this book. I can‘t wait to finally watch the movie, too!

This is my sixth “walk-only” book of #BFC 🎧

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
AprilMae Way to go! This was one of my favorite books from school. 2w
Megabooks Great job!! 2w
BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 2w
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sisilia
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5⭐️ First time reading this, and I can understand why it‘s gained praises. I was lucky to get to watch Jeff Daniels playing Atticus. Aaron Sorkin wrote the play, so that‘s another reason why it‘s a must-watch. Gregory Peck as Atticus will always be the classic version, but Sorkin/Daniels delivered it impressively, too! 😍

DivineDiana How exciting that you saw this during your visit! 2w
sisilia @DivineDiana It was a wonderful experience 💞 2w
Tanisha_A It's a favourite of mine. Very close to my reading soul. Would love to see the play one day! 2w
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Tanisha_A You are very lucky! 💕 2w
j9brown Yes! The play was wonderful, I just loved it. The cast was so perfect. 2w
j9brown Yes! I saw it a couple of months ago. I thought the cast was just perfect ❤️ 2w
Theaelizabet I also saw TKAM on Broadway. First-rate production! I applaud their tweaking of the story. 2w
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aliasNayNay
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Today, pick your own pace and your own path. We all need a day to slow down, regroup and recharge....what do you do to relax?

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BooknerdsLife
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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Last book..& I finished the #MayScavengerHunt 🙌🏼💖
I‘m not a fan of graphic novels but this is one exception & it‘s a delight to read & perfect way to revisit this beautiful #Classics by #HarperLee. A story about class & racism and the injustice in society through the eyes of the amazing eight years old girl. This one, just like the original book, I simply have #NoWords except highly recommend anyone to read it!

BooknerdsLife @TheReadingMermaid Thank you for this fun Scavenger game! 🙌🏼💖 It‘s been a lot of fun trying to meet the list while pushing myself to read a little more than just what my mood feels like😆📚📚💖 3w
BooknerdsLife P.S. Hahaa I know I‘m twisting the meaning of “With No Words” a little bit here🤣 but there are pages in the book with no words indeed! And this book really did leave me #WithNoWords 🙌🏼 3w
TheReadingMermaid Wooohooo!!!! Congratulations sweetie!!! Shoot me an e-mail to be entered in to win a prize! TamaraTheReadingMermaid@yahoo.com 3w
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PaperbackPirate This is my favorite book and I‘ve reread it many times. Maybe next time I can try this version. Thanks for sharing! 3w
BooknerdsLife @PaperbackPirate awww you‘re welcome 🥰💖 Looking forward to hear what you think of this one too🤗I‘ve only read the book once in high school many years ago & loved it then, I was actually quite surprised how much I‘ve enjoyed this. Definitely need to reread the actual book soon tho 😊📚 (edited) 2w
BooknerdsLife @TheReadingMermaid Thank you so much!!! 🙏🏼💖 Oh!! That‘s so sweet of you!!! 😱😘😘 Thank you for the chance! Will send you the email right away☺️ 2w
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Schlinkles
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I had the absolute pleasure of seeing this last night and it was brilliant in every way. I was a huge puddle of emotions by the end.

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sisilia
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Nothing can be better than this #CentralPark

squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Tanisha_A Serene! 3w
MrBook Love doing this!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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PaperbackPirate
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This girl dresses up like a ham and finds stuff in a tree and there‘s a trial.
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Thank you @Geeklet for the prompt and @DaveGreen7777 for leading me to it!

DaveGreen7777 “And there‘s a trial”! I love it, Paperback Princess! 😂👏 3w
PaperbackPirate @DaveGreen7777 😂 thank you! 3w
Well-ReadNeck Well played! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
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PaperbackPirate @Well-ReadNeck Lol Thank you! 3w
BooknerdsLife 😂 Perfect!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
PaperbackPirate @BooknerdsLife Thank you! Lol! 3w
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gibblr
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The entire town is f$!@ing racist, except for the best dad in the world. There‘s some kids and also a “ghost boy” in there somewhere.

These are a fun idea, I want to do like eight more 😂 #badsummary

Heideschrampf ...somewhere... 👻 3w
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Leftcoastzen
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I did ok.There have been questions as to how some of the early winners have stood the test of time. This is a Pulitzer quiz that I keep trying and failing to link to.If you check out @thegirlwiththelibrarybag she has the link in correctly.😀

LeahBergen I‘ve read 22 (but I have many more waiting on my shelves; does that count? 😆😆). 4w
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen Sure does!👍😂 4w
Lcsmcat I‘ve read 29, bailed on one, and have others on my TBR. 4w
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collegecatlady
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Rereading this one. I don‘t remember too much since I read it probably ten years ago. I love the feeling of learning the characters I know I love all over again.

KirstieE You have the best set up right there 😍 4w
nu-bibliophile One of my faves! 4w
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Buechersuechtling
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Mehso-so

I can‘t see that masterpiece everybody else does. Maybe it‘s a disadvantage that it often is summarised with “plea against racism”. Yeah, it can be read like that. But it‘s also a portrait of a small village and a childhood.

Overall I‘m disappointed. I expected more without being able to say what that “more” should have been.

I liked the second part much better than the leading, sometimes dragging, first part which is a too long introduction.

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Buechersuechtling
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I think I figured something else out about this.

Namely why I posted earlier that I cannot relate to the time its plot is set in. Well, I couldn‘t because most of the events and things Scout told absolutely didn‘t feel like in the 1960‘s. And meanwhile where after eight of twelve hours playing time I finally reached _the_ trial Atticus says it‘s 1935.

That misunderstanding definitely is caused by Harper Lee. 🙄

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IamIamIam
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Just finished up my civil service test but before we got started, I figured I'd snap a picture. I sat next to the ham for good luck. I think Miss Jean Louise was there in spirit helping me out. 💓

mrp27 This is awesome! 1mo
IamIamIam @mrp27 RIGHT?! These high school kids don't know how lucky they are! I'd have killed to have a fun teacher like that!!! 1mo
mrp27 I agree! 1mo
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Buechersuechtling
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While I wrote the blurb about “Not only a love story” I had an idea why I kind of struggle with the “Mockingbird”. Maybe it‘s because everybody at least knows the title and that it‘s a plea against racism. It might be that “It‘s-a-classic-and-teaches-us-important-things”-thing.

But to me it teaches nothing. I already know that racism is utter rubbish and so I don‘t need a half a book long introduction to the start of the plot.

Outdated. *yawn*

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Buechersuechtling
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Hey @Sarah83 – just wanted to hear how your first working week was. 🤗

It was my first complete working week after our vacation, too, and it floored me. I worked about 50 % more than I need to but when being in meetings each day meanwhile no tasks can be done … So I stayed longer just for me. Just that _I_ have the feeling of having gotten something done …

And now I am exhausted.
Unable to read.
So it‘s audiobooking myself to sleep.

Sarah83 No that good. Everyone seems to loose his mind 1mo
Buechersuechtling @Sarah83 I‘m so sorry to hear that but I feel you. (If that helps in any kind.) Have a cosy weekend. 1mo
Sarah83 I try to. Thank you 1mo
Buechersuechtling @Sarah83 So do I. (Until now not very successfully.) 1mo
Sarah83 That's also my problem 1mo
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Buechersuechtling
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Halfway through. Can‘t yet see why everybody is so excited about it. Apart from that it‘s a classic. 🤷🏽‍♀️
For my taste the often childish point of view doesn‘t really fit. Also, the siblings are so well behaving. Even if Lee makes them act “naughtily”.

Plus: I can‘t really relate to the time the story is set in …

I mean, pardon me, upright children getting rifles as Christmas presents⁉️🤔

But seems I‘m pretty much alone with my attitude.

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Clutterbucks_Queen
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⭐MUST READ⭐
This must be one of my all-time favourite novels! I can't wait to read it again!
This novel shows Atticus Finch fighting in court to rescue a young black man named Tom Robinson from the accusations that he raped a young white girl. It shows how this affects Scout and Jem, their father being Atticus, and how they lived daily life being known as (and i quote the book) 'N****R lovers'

My favourite character was definitely Boo; Arthur.

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Buechersuechtling
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And again: Yes I know it is set in the 1930s But regardless of that I sometimes can only shake my head in disbelief.

Teens that are brought to trial just for hanging around, teachers who don‘t know their pupils and have no ability to empathise.

So outdated that it is very hard for me to find it credible. Additionally, it seems that all is too obviously constructed – just to come to a satisfying point/statement at the end of the story.

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Buechersuechtling
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Oh dear. This will get difficult.
I know it‘s a classic and I know its plot plays 90 years ago but it‘s a bit black and white isn‘t it (Pun unintended)❓

A smart, good-hearted tomboy, her “I-try-to-know-it-better” brother.
The kind-hearted father, a lawyer. Seems a bit too much cliche for my taste. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Buechersuechtling
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I remember I once tried to read this classic as physical book. But I bailed because I found the plot development too slow.

Now, let‘s see if the audiobook suits me better.

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Kaylamburson
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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Pickpick

I had no idea there was a graphic novel for To Kill a Mockingbird until I came across it in an indie bookstore, and I'm so glad I did! This format makes the book come alive even more. I hadn't read it completely since high school and partly in college, and it really holds up. There's a reason it's a classic, and I know this format will allow it to appeal to more audiences and a larger age range.

MrBook Nice review! 1mo
GypsyKat That‘s awesome! 1mo
kspenmoll We use this book in the high school for students who prefer/read with graphic novels. True the novel. 1mo
Kaylamburson That's so great! I'm sure it gets those kids more excited about it and provides a clearer understanding. @kspenmoll 1mo
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Neesay

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it

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Lauredhel
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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*sob*

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Lauredhel
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shadowspeak17
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1. House of Leaves
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
3. Goodreads
4. #Ember chilling under her cat tree instead of on it. 🤦🏽‍♀️😂

#catsoflitsy #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Happy Kitty 😸 2mo
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bnmlucky2
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No brainer!

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Bookwormjillk
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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Reading outside ❤️

Lcsmcat I did that this evening. 😀 2mo
Bookwormjillk @Lcsmcat his required reading goes so much quicker for him when he can do it on the porch 2mo
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megansimon

“The one thing that doesn‘t abide by majority rule is a person‘s conscience.”

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megansimon

I read this in high school and loved it. It‘s definitely not meant for younger children, but middle schoolers and high schoolers would enjoy this book.

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megansimon
Pickpick

This is arguably one of the greatest books of all time. The language perfectly sets the tone for the book‘s time period. The plot is so unique and well thought out. The characters are all so well developed and incredible. I absolutely love this book.

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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I read this at my son‘s recommendation, who never reads but had to read this for school. This was my first time reading it and it really was a worthwhile read.

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Someone hears the birds out the window... #catsoflitsy

Eggbeater Great picture! 😻 2mo
Lcsmcat What a pretty 😻! 2mo
TheLibrarian So majestic! 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
rretzler 😻 2mo
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Bookwormjillk
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this graphic novel version of Harper Lee‘s classic. I read it in a day then passed it on to my 10 year old.

Reviewsbylola I really want to read this one. 2mo
Bookwormjillk @Reviewsbylola it‘s really well done 2mo
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Bookwormjillk
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

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whatshesreadingnow
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Nightingale ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
vkois88 Great stack! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Some books with #birds on the cover! #springintoreading

Tanisha_A TKaM! ❤️ 2mo
Reviewsbylola Great covers! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐦❤️📚 2mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 2mo
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Haleysantucci
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To kill a mockingbird is a classic, realistic fiction novel by Harper Lee that won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. This book is read nation wide by kids in middle school and in high school and it was one of my favorites to read. This Book is about tensions that rise I was one of the main characters, Atticus finch, prepares to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman.

Haleysantucci This book follows the main character scout, Atticus‘s daughter, throughout her days and what she does in hopes of helping those around her during the 1930s. It shows, in specific detail, that all of the characters come from walks of economic hardship during this time as it follows the great depression. This book is a great book to use in literature circles. 2mo
Haleysantucci UDL principles I would use would be, 3.2 and 8.3 to compliment the teaching strategy because there is many patterns, big ideas, and relationships throughout this story that the students need to identify while collaborating with in their community of peers. 2mo
Haleysantucci The ESOL strategy number I would use would be number 9, because when working in a literature circle it is important to have all of your information in one location and understanding how to take notes is a vital part of having all of your information in one place. 2mo
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Haleysantucci http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/63322.htm This site is an amazing resource full of unit plans and lesson plans for teachers all relating to “To Kill a Mockingbird” #LAE3414sp19 2mo
LaGasseSam1996 I really think this book is perfect when talking about racism in history. This book really illustrates the struggles we faced as a nation back in the 1930‘s. 2mo
DrSpalding The National Education Association is an excellent resource. While this book is not appropriate for elementary students it is an excellent read for high school which is where I am assuming you read this the first time. 2mo
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audrey.wilson
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Pickpick

Zola wanted to chase the mockingbird, not kill it. She gives it 10/10 paws.

audrey.wilson To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a classic historical fiction novel. To Kill a Mockingbird won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961. This book follows the adventurous young Scout and her friend Dill, and brother Jem, as they become infatuated with the elusive Boo Radley. This book covers racism and discrimination, and at the same time emphasizes compassion, sympathy, and understanding. 2mo
audrey.wilson To Kill a Mockingbird is a staple in American literature and can be a challenging read. I would recommend this book to be used for a literature circle. I would require all my students to read the book, but have them discuss each chapter in a literature circle to enhance comprehension. 2mo
audrey.wilson If this book is used in LC after every chapter, it aligns with ESOL standard 10. ESOL 10 is teach think, pair, and chare strategies in cooperative groups. The LC also incorporate UDL 8.3, foster collaboration and community. 2mo
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audrey.wilson http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3749996 The character Atticus Finch, Jem and Scouts father, is a lawyer in To Kill a Mockingbird. There is a big trial in the book and we see the trial through Scouts eyes. 2mo
audrey.wilson I thought that having the students partake in a mock trial (it can be about anything) would be a good way to use this book, from a civics point of view, and not a racially charged point of view. To Kill a Mockingbird is often banned from schools even though it is a crucial piece of American literature. 2mo
SofiaRoselli Love the cute kitty in the picture! Great description of the book! 2mo
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