Scout, Atticus, and Boo

A Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Mary McDonagh Murphy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061924121

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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Harper Lee’s first and only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, published in July 1960, is not only a beloved classic but also a touchstone in American literary and social history. It may well be our national novel. With Scout, Atticus, and Boo, Mary McDonagh Murphy commemorates more than half a century of To Kill a Mockingbird by exploring the great novel’s history and how it has left its indelible mark. In compelling interviews, Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, Oprah Winfrey, James Patterson, James McBride, Scott Turow, Wally Lamb, Andrew Young, Richard Russo, Adriana Trigiani, Rick Bragg, Jon Meacham, Allan Gurganus, Diane McWhorter, Lee Smith, Rosanne Cash, and others reflect on their own personal connections to Lee’s literary masterpiece, what it means to them—then and now—and how it ultimately has affected their lives and careers.
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Scout, Atticus, and Boo LP

A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Mary McDonagh Murphy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061979589

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 300

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To Kill a Mockingbird may well be our national novel. ­Published in 1960, it continues to sell nearly a million copies a year, more than any other twentieth-century classic. To mark its fiftieth anniversary, Mary McDonagh Murphy has written a lively appreciation that examines how the novel has left its mark on a broad range of novelists, historians, journalists, and artists. In compelling interviews, Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, Oprah Winfrey, James Patterson, James McBride, and others reflect on when they first read the novel, what it meant to them, and how it has affected their lives and careers.
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Scout, Atticus, and Boo

A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Mary McDonagh Murphy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062011715

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 5048

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird, filmmaker Mary Murphy has interviewed prominent figures—including Oprah, Anna Quindlen, and Tom Brokaw—on how the book has impacted their lives. These interviews are compiled in Scout, Atticus, and Boo, the perfect companion to one of the most important American books of the 20th Century. Scout, Atticus, and Boo will also feature a foreword from acclaimed writer Wally Lamb.
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To Kill a Mockingbird 40th

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing

ISBN: 9780060194994

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 1708

The explosion of racial hate and violence in a small Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a Black man accused of rape
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Go Set a Watchman

A Novel

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062409875

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5117

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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The Faith of a Mockingbird - Leader Guide

A Small Group Study Connecting Christ and Culture

Author: Matthew Rawle

Publisher: Pop in Culture

ISBN: 9781501803710

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 2329

Discover your world, God's world, and the world of Atticus Finch.
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Countdown to Go Set a Watchman

A Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062442287

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6176

In anticipation of Harper Lee's new novel, Go Set a Watchman, celebrate Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the best-loved classics of all time. This digital e-sampler includes an excerpt from To Kill a Mockingbird, a corresponding discussion guide, and an audio excerpt from To Kill a Mockingbird performed by Sissy Spacek. It also includes an excerpt from Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird by Mary McDonagh Murphy which includes an essay by New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb, and more.
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

New Essays

Author: Michael J. Meyer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810877236

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

View: 6486

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.
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Mockingbird

A Portrait of Harper Lee: From Scout to Go Set a Watchman

Author: Charles J. Shields

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250119456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8588

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.
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To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel

Author: Harper Lee,Fred Fordham

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062798219

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 651

A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee’s beloved, Pulitzer prize–winning 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, Gem, 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 humor, unwavering honesty, and a tender, nostalgic beauty. Lifetime admirers and new readers alike will be touched by this special visual edition that joins the ranks of the graphic novel adaptations of A Wrinkle in Time and The Alchemist.
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To Kill A Mockingbird

Author: Joyce Milton,Harper Lee

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812034462

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 6429

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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Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters

What Harper Lee's Book and the Iconic American Film Mean to Us Today

Author: Tom Santopietro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1250163757

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: 320

View: 7681

Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters more today than ever before. With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird’s poignant but clear eyed examination of human nature has cemented its status as a global classic. Tom Santopietro's new book, Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, takes a 360 degree look at the Mockingbird phenomenon both on page and screen. Santopietro traces the writing of To Kill a Mockingbird, the impact of the Pulitzer Prize, and investigates the claims that Lee’s book is actually racist. Here for the first time is the full behind the scenes story regarding the creation of the 1962 film, one which entered the American consciousness in a way that few other films ever have. From the earliest casting sessions to the Oscars and the 50th Anniversary screening at the White House, Santopietro examines exactly what makes the movie and Gregory Peck’s unforgettable performance as Atticus Finch so captivating. As Americans yearn for an end to divisiveness, there is no better time to look at the significance of Harper Lee's book, the film, and all that came after.
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Harper Lee Collection E-book Bundle

To Kill a Mockingbird + Go Set a Watchman

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062441787

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1207

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird, and has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and numerous other literary awards and honors.
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The Mockingbird Parables

Transforming Lives through the Power of Story

Author: Matt Litton

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414349442

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 543

The Mockingbird Parables takes readers on an inspiring and engaging journey through Harper Lee’s beloved 1960 literary masterpiece, introducing each character through the lens of faith. The enigmatic Boo Radley as an allegorical representation of God, “the divine, mysterious neighbor” who watches over, protects, and longs to know his children personally. The hero, Atticus Finch, as a model of faith, integrity, and even parenting. The main character, Scout Finch, and what she might teach us about the role of women in church and society. The Mockingbird Parables compels us to ask the often-ignored questions: Do we truly love our neighbors? Are we building community? Are we influencing society for the better? By illuminating the parallels between Christian faith and Lee’s masterpiece, The Mockingbird Parables reaffirms the magnitude of a novel perhaps more relevant today than ever before.
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Scout, Atticus & Boo

A Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Mary McDonagh Murphy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473535832

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 1427

‘You come away from Murphy’s book with a renewed amazement at what Lee was able to achieve with a single perfect novel’ Entertainment Weekly First published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird is not only a beloved classic, but also a touchstone in literary and social history. This book commemorates more than half a century of To Kill a Mockingbird, and explores how it has left its indelible mark. Contributions come from Oprah Winfrey, James Patterson, Adriana Trigiani, Scott Turow, Richard Russo, Anna Quidlen and Wally Lamb among others, and they reflect upon what the book means to them, and how it has affected their lives and careers.
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She's Come Undone

Author: Wally Lamb

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471105342

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4399

Meet Dolores Price. She's thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the chocolate, crisps and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly up. In his extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch an incredible ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably loveable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections.
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I Know This Much Is True

Author: Wally Lamb

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780060391621

Category: Fiction

Page: 901

View: 3123

Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation
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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: 7192

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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Native Son

Author: Richard Wright

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American men

Page: 359

View: 5754

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Teaching Mockingbird

Author: Facing History and Ourselves

Publisher: Facing History & Ourselves National Foundation, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781940457079

Category:

Page: 288

View: 4084

Teaching Mockingbird presents educators with the materials they need to transform how they teach Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Interweaving the historical context of Depression-era rural Southern life, and informed by Facing History's pedagogical approach, this resource introduces layered perspectives and thoughtful strategies into the teaching of To Kill a Mockingbird. This teacher's guide provides English language arts teachers with student handouts, close reading exercises, and connection questions that will push students to build a complex understanding of the historical realities, social dynamics, and big moral questions at the heart of To Kill a Mockingbird. Following Facing History's scope and sequence, students will consider the identities of the characters, and the social dynamics of the community of Maycomb, supplementing their understanding with deep historical exploration. They will consider challenging questions about the individual choices that determine the outcome of Tom Robinson's trial, and the importance of civic participation in the building a more just society. Teaching Mockingbird uses Facing History's guiding lens to examine To Kill a Mockingbird, offering material that will enhance student's literary skills, moral growth, and social development.
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