CliffsNotes on Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Tamara Castleman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544184246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on To Kill a Mockingbird, you explore Harper Lee's literary masterpiece — a novel that deals with Civil Rights and racial bigotry in the segregated southern United States of the 1930s. Told through the eyes of the memorable Scout Finch, the novel tells the story of her father, Atticus, as he hopelessly strives to prove the innocence of a black man accused of raping and beating a white woman. Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Scout's coming of age journey. Critical essays give you insight into racial relations in the South during the 1930s, as well as a comparison between the novel and its landmark film version. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of Harper Lee A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Joyce Milton,Harper Lee

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812034462

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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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.
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Enhanced Edition)

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062369636

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6568

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick 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 best-loved 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.
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee,Fred Fordham

Publisher: William Heinemann

ISBN: 9781785151552

Category:

Page: 288

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A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee's beloved American classic. 'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird remains as important today as it was upon its initial publication in 1960, during the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement. Now, this most beloved and acclaimed novel is reborn for a new age as a gorgeous graphic novel. Scout, Jem, Boo Radley, Atticus Finch and the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, are all captured in vivid and moving illustrations by artist Fred Fordham. Enduring in vision, Harper Lee's timeless novel illuminates the complexities of human nature and the depths of the human heart with humour, unwavering honesty and a tender, nostalgic beauty. Lifetime admirers and new readers alike will be touched by this special visual edition.
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To Kill A Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473517710

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Voted the most life changing book by a female author. A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much. To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.
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A Guide for Using to Kill a Mockingbird in the Classroom

Author: Mari Lu Robbins

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1576906264

Category: Education

Page: 48

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A collection of cross-curricular lessons to accompany the novel by Harper Lee offers sample lesson plans, vocabulary lists, quizzes, cooperative learning activities, and book report ideas.
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To Kill a Mockinbird, Harper Lee

Author: Beth Sims

Publisher: York Notes

ISBN: 9781408248836

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 5819

Rewritten and redesigned in full-colour, A4 format, this new York Notes for GCSE edition of To Kill a Mockingbird will help your students achieve the best possible grade. Written by GCSE examiners to give all students an expert understanding of the text and the exam, it includes: * *An invaluable exam skills section with essay plans, sample answers and expert guidance on understanding the question so students will know exactly what they need to do to succeed. *A wealth of useful content including key quotes, checklists, study tips and short activities that will help students revise efficiently and remember everything they need to write the best answers. *The widest coverage with in-depth analysis of character, themes, language, context and style, all helping students to succeed in the exam by demonstrating how well they understand the text.
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Go Set a Watchman

A Novel

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062409875

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8884

A historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her. Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.
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CliffsNotes on Lee's Go Set a Watchman

Author: Gregory Coles

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544785681

Category: Study Aids

Page: 30

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CliffsNotes on Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, authored before but sensationally published well after Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including summaries and analyses of Lee’s novel. Features of this Lit Note include Focused summaries of the plot and analysis of important themes, symbols, and character development Character analyses of major characters, focusing on what motivates each character Brief synopsis of the novel Short quiz
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I Am Scout

The Biography of Harper Lee

Author: Charles J. Shields

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1466867523

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 4191

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It's also a perennial favorite in highschool English classrooms across the nation. Yet onetime author Harper Lee is a mysterious figure who leads a very private life in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, refusing to give interviews or talk about the novel that made her a household name. Lee's life is as rich as her fiction, from her girlhood as a rebellious tomboy to her days at the University of Alabama and early years as a struggling writer in New York City. Charles J. Shields is the author of the New York Times bestseller Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, which he has adapted here for younger readers.What emerges in this riveting portrait is the story of an unconventional, high-spirited woman who drew on her love of writing and her Southern home to create a book that continues to speak to new generations of readers. Anyone who has enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird will appreciate this glimpse into the life of its fascinating author. I Am Scout is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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CliffsNotes on Golding's Lord of the Flies

Author: Maureen Kelly

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054418257X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 354

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Lord of the Flies takes you on an exploration of William Golding's novel to the dark side of humanity, the savagery that underlies even the most civilized human beings. Follow Golding's group of young boys from hope to disaster and watch as they attempt to survive their uncivilized, unsupervised, and isolated environment. You can rely on CliffsNotes on Lord of the Flies for character analyses, insightful essays, and chapter-by-chapter commentaries to ensure your safe passage through the rich symbolism of this novel. Other features that help you study include A brief synopsis of the novel A character map to help you see relationships among the characters A glossary that helps you get the most out of your reading An interactive quiz to test your knowledge Essay topics and review questions Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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To Kill a Mockingbird

100 Page Summary

Author: Trisha Lively

Publisher: 100 Page Summaries

ISBN: 9781939370037

Category:

Page: 118

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Don't have time to read To Kill a Mockingbird but still want all the details? With 100 Page Summaries, you get a professional grade summary with just enough depth to understand all the important themes, characters, and plots. Why pay a premium for other discount summary books when 100 Page Summaries has more quality and a cheaper price. Not convinced? Take a look inside the book to see for yourself. This book offers: Overall Summary of the entire book Chapter by chapter summaries Chapter by chapter analysis Chapter by chapter key takeaways Character list and description Themes found throughout the book About the book About the Author
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Novel by Harper Lee -- Story Shortened Into 35 Pages Or Less!

Author: Ez Reader

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530777730

Category:

Page: 34

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This is a SHORTENED VERSION of the original book, a.K.a Summary; to help you understand the book faster and better! To Kill a Mockingbird: Story Shortened into 35 pages or less! Scout and Jem Finch are growing up in the town of Maycomb, Alabama with their father, Atticus, who is a local lawyer. Times are hard and due to the Depression, no money is to be found anywhere in town. As a single parent, Atticus tries hard to raise his kids with honor and self-respect. Scout and Jem team up with their best friend Dill during their summer holidays and try their best to get Boo Radley, their reclusive neighbor, to come out of his house. The kids get obsessed with Boo and they even create a play on Boo's life. Atticus is not amused though and he asks them leave Mr. Radley alone. One day Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of beating and raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Atticus feels Tom is being targeted for his race and so he decides to take up this case for him. Most people in the county are convinced that Tom is guilty and they begin picturing Atticus in a very negative light for defending him. Even, Scout and Jem are tormented at school for their father's decision. Atticus however asks them not to get carried away by the town's immature behavior. As the trial begins, Scout and Jem are convinced that there is no way that Tom Robinson could have beaten and raped Mayella Ewell. He is a handicapped man with as his left hand being crippled. Atticus proves this fact to the jury, and everyone is surprised when the jury finds Tom guilty. The reality of life dawns on the kids as they see the prejudice against blacks. They find it difficult to understand why people are biased and mean to each other, a fact that was evident even in court. They are hurt and saddened. Very soon Tom is shot and killed while trying to escape from prison. Jem has a hard time swallowing the events that unfolded before his eyes. It takes long time for him to come to terms with the jury's decision and Tom's death. After the trial Bob Ewell, Mayella's father, begins to threaten Atticus for embarrassing him in court. He warns him that repay him for all the shame he had to endure. Atticus is unfazed and he shrugs off the Ewell as a loud mouth. Many months pass by and Bob Ewell finally gets a chance to prove his words. He attacks the children while they returned from the school on Halloween night. He wields a knife and tries to stab them and breaks Jem's arm and almost kills Scout. Boo Radley, comes to their rescue and saves them. The sheriff, Heck Tate, hushes the whole thing over and maintains that Ewell fell on his own knife and dies. Boo Radley will not be dragged into the spotlight, and Scout is thrilled to finally get to meet him. She had spent her entire childhood fantasizing about this man. As she walks him back home, she realizes that all this time Boo had been watching them from his front porch windows. Scout finally concludes that she and Jem had brought some value to his life after all. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: In To Kill a Mockingbird, you will get a detailed summary of the novel In To Kill a Mockingbird, you will get some fun multiple choice quizes, along with answers to help you learn about the novel. Get a copy, and learn everything about To Kill a Mockingbird .
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To Kill a Mockingbird

An Instructional Guide for Literature

Author: Kristin Kemp

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 148078124X

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 5056

Introduce students to this classic novel by completing fun, challenging activities and lessons and encourage them to explore social issues within the story as well as make connections to current and historical events. This instructional guide for literature will make analyzing this complex literary piece fun and interesting for students. Analyzing story elements in multiple ways, close reading and text-based vocabulary practice, and determining meaning through text-dependent questions are just a few of the many skills students will walk away with after interacting with the rigorous and appealing cross-curricular lessons and activities in this resource. Written to support College and Career Readiness Standards, each activity and lesson work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature.
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CliffsNotes on Rand's Anthem

Author: Andrew Bernstein

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764585579

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Anthem is an excellent introduction to Ayn Rand’s philosophy of human nature. The novella’s theme and central conflict – the individual versus the collective – is an important element of her moral and political philosophy. This study guide will help you understand the story of Anthem which takes place in an unnamed Communist- or Facist-like dictatorship of the future. Meet the hero, Equality 7-2521, a brilliant young man who yearns to be a scientist but is held back by a government that fears his intelligence. Your grasp on this novella will be strong with these features that help you study: Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults)

A True Story of the Fight for Justice

Author: Bryan A. Stevenson

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0525580050

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 1134

In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so," Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and marginalized people. In this very personal work--proceeds of which will go to charity--Bryan Stevenson recounts many and varied stories of his work as a lawyer in the U.S. criminal justice system on behalf of those in society who have experienced some type of discrimination and/or have been wrongly accused of a crime and who deserve a powerful advocate and due justice under the law. Through the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), an organization Stevenson founded as a young lawyer and for which he currently serves as Executive Director, this important work continues. EJI strives to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. "A deeply moving collage of true stories . . . .This is required reading." --Kirkus, Starred Review Praise for Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption: "Important and compelling." --Pulitzer Prize-winning author TRACY KIDDER "Gripping. . . . What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate "An inspiring and powerful story." --#1 New York Times bestselling author JOHN GRISHAM
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CliffsNotes on Lowry's The Giver

Author: Suzanne Pavlos

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764585104

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 64

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on The Giver explores a world in which disease, hunger, poverty, war, and lasting pain simply don’t exist. The members of this utopia have given up all human emotions and memories to live in a state of Sameness. Following the story of a 12-year-old boy who recognizes the hypocrisy of his community’s “social order” – and who crafts a way to free everyone from the bane of Sameness, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each chapter within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the author, Lois Lowry Introduction to and synopsis of the book Character descriptions Critical essays on the author’s themes, style, language, and more Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics Selected bibliography and list of critical works Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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The Killer Angels

The Classic Novel of the Civil War

Author: Michael Shaara

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345513731

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1979

“My favorite historical novel . . . a superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant.”—James M. McPherson In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war. Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's Blaze of Glory.
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