Caitlin misses her brother every day. Since his death in a school shooting, she has no one to explain the world to her. And for Caitlin, the world is a confusing place. She hates it when colours get mixed up, prefers everything to be black-and-white, and needs to check her Facial Expressions Chart to understand emotions. So when Caitlin reads the definition of “closure”, she decides that’s what she needs. And as she struggles to find it, a world of colour begins to enter her black-and-white life...
Author: Kathryn Erskine
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A brief illustrated study of the mockingbird.
Author: Robin W. Doughty
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read 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 One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty 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.
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Harper Collins
An extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee's Go Set a Watchman To Kill a Mockingbird—the twentieth century's most widely read American novel—has sold thirty million copies and still sells a million yearly. In this in-depth biography, first published in 2006, Charles J. Shields brings to life the woman who gave us two of American literature's most unforgettable characters, Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout. Years after its initial publication—with revisions throughout the book and a new epilogue—Shields finishes the story of Harper Lee's life, up to its end. There's her former agent getting her to transfer the copyright for To Kill a Mockingbird to him, the death of Lee's dear sister Alice, a fuller portrait of Lee’s editor, Tay Hohoff, and—most vitally—the release of Lee's long-buried first novel and the ensuing public devouring of what has truly become the book of the year, if not the decade: Lee's Go Set a Watchman.
A Portrait of Harper Lee: From Scout to Go Set a Watchman
Author: Charles J. Shields
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Crucible still has permanence and relevance a half century after its initial publication. This powerful political drama set amidst the Salem witch trials is commonly understood as Arthur Miller's poignant response to McCarthyism. This new edition featuring new critical essays examines this important work.
Author: Harold Bloom,Harper Lee
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Fathers and daughters in literature
Marguerite Tiggs Birt, author of this real-life narrative, set in Savannah, GA, during her formative years (1939-1958) begins the story when she is six. The title, Mockingbird, Is That You? piques reader interest to discover whether someone is talking to a person or to a mockingbird? Cousin Bob and Cousin Liz are Marguerite's favorite cousins because she writes '...they always do things with me...' 8-13 year old readers. and those older will be comfortable with rich, descriptive text and poignant illustrations by noted artist, Peggy Blood, PhD. The author and artist provide images that nurture imagination as readers are taken to bygone times and places. Some of the author's memories are about her 'nickname', and that scenic cruise on Captain Sam's boat to Daufuski Island, SC, and while there eating foods prepared by eighth generation 'Gullah-speaking' descendants of Yoruba People. She remembers walking with Cousin Liz in her garden while she cuts roses and honeysuckles for Marguerite's mother. Some children in nuclear families may lack such family relations because their grandparents, aunts, or cousin live far away. Through engaging language and vivid imagery, the author brings young readers along to share in her experiences. This non-fiction story is carthargic and entertaining. As time pass Cousin Bob's life-altering episode occurs and the story becomes somber. Maximum reader interest continues as he responds to crisises with dignity.
Author: Marguerite Tiggs Birt
Category: Family & Relationships
When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic. They plan controversial ways to get people to read the book, including re-shelving copies of the book in bookstores so that people think they are missing and starting a website committed to "destroying the mockingbird." Their efforts are successful when all of the hullabaloo starts to direct more people to the book. But soon, their exploits start to spin out of control and they unwittingly start a mini revolution in the name of books. I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora is a middle grade novel perfect for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird andGo Set a Watchman. This title has Common Core connections. “The banter among the three whip-smart friends would make John Green proud. . . . You won't have to hide any copies of this to create demand.” —The Bulletin “Fans of Janet Tashjian's The Gospel According to Larry series will enjoy this look at how the power of creativity and the internet can cause a cultural movement. . . . Acampora's novel is for lovers of literature, especially how the classics work in the current moment.” —VOYA
Author: Paul Acampora
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A guide to reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.
Author: Joyce Milton,Harper Lee
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
To commemorate To Kill a Mockingbird's 50th anniversary, Meyer has assembled a collection of new essays that celebrate this enduring work of American literature. These essays approach the novel from educational, legal, social, and thematic perspectives.
Author: Michael J. Meyer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A Full-length Play
Author: Christopher Sergel
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
Collects documents and commentary illuminating Southern life in the 1950s
A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historic Documents
Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Literary Criticism
"In his play, Christopher Sergel has shifted the focus slightly. The result of this shift, I believe, hightlights the novel's universal qualities. [He] reminds us...that the issues explored are not those of a 'regional' work of art (as the novel is often categorised) but are of importance in Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham or wherever the play is seen by an audience." - from Ray Speakman's introduction.
Author: Christopher Sergel,Harper Lee
A variation of an old lullaby in which adoring family and friends promise the baby an assortment of presents.
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing