Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historic Documents

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313291937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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Collects documents and commentary illuminating Southern life in the 1950s
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 178487079X

Category: African Americans

Page: 496

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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' Meet Scout, the narrator of this book. Her story is one of Deep South summers, fights at school and playing in the street. The spooky house of her mysterious neighbour, Boo Radley, sags dark and forbidding nearby. Her brother, Jem, and her friend, Dill, want to make Boo come outside. Her story is about justice. When Scout's father, a lawyer, agrees to defend a black man against an accusation by a white girl, he must battle the prejudice of the whole town. It's about imagination - not just the kind you need for childhood games. Because you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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Reading Harper Lee: Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440861285

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 183

View: 1925

The first book-length study of Harper Lee's two novels, this is the ultimate reference for those interested in Harper Lee's writing, most notably as it considers race, class, and gender. • Assists students as they strive to better understand complex issues of race, class, and gender that remain relevant topics of discussion • Provides a needed and updated student guide on Harper Lee's writing • Assesses Lee's iconic characters and helps readers to comprehend the controversy surrounding the character flaws of Atticus Finch • Offers a personal perspective written by a friend of Harper Lee
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Threatening Boundaries

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 9780805780680

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 125

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Drawing on extensive research, Johnson furnishes readers with key insights into the novel's historical and biographical contexts; its place in American literature and its critical reception.
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Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Catherine Bernard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560068600

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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An introduction to Harper Lee's famous novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," discussing the author's life, the historical context of the novel, its plot, themes, characters, literary criticism, and pertinence for today's audiences.
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871299208

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 4267

Required reading in most high schools, this Pulitzer Prize winning novel was originally published in 1969 and was voted the best book of the century by Library Journal.
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Lisa McCarty

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 1599051249

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 43

View: 2850

Reproducible Reading Study Guides that give students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary and learn to identify literary elements.
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Go Set a Watchman LP

A Novel

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperLuxe

ISBN: 9780062433657

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—"Scout"—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one's own conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision—a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harold Bloom,Harper Lee

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132735

Category: Fathers and daughters in literature

Page: 109

View: 9075

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.
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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: 7948

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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CliffsNotes on Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Tamara Castleman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544184246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

View: 7145

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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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: 1627

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's To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438139969

Category:

Page: N.A

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Contains essays about Harper Lee's To kill a mockingbird, addressing the novel's characters, structure, themes, and subject matter.
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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: 860

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

Author: Catriona Mills

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921411686

Category: Education

Page: 68

View: 2542

A study guide to the popular novel offers a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the text; character summaries; and an examination of themes, issues, and values.
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Teaching Mockingbird

Author: Facing History and Ourselves

Publisher: Facing History & Ourselves National Foundation, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781940457079

Category:

Page: 288

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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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To Kill a Mockingbird Making Cross-Curricular Connections

Author: Kristin Kemp

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480781290

Category:

Page: 7

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These cross-curricular activities for To Kill a Mockingbird incorporate key skills for college and career readiness. The activities integrate literature with social studies, science, math, and more. Included activity pages engage and challenge students.
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: 9780030234477

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9072

This teaching guide includes focusing on the background of the novel, elements of the novel, vocabulary from the novel, plot synopsis and literary focus, reading guide questions, testing on the novel with answer key.
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To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Author: Stewart Martin,Andrea Stowe

Publisher: Letts & Londsale

ISBN: 9781843153139

Category:

Page: 87

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Letts Literature Guides for GCSE help you to get to grips with the novels, poetry and plays most commonly studied for GCSE coursework and exams. This guide covers Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
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