To kill a mockingbird

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To kill a mockingbird

  1. 1. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Harper Lee
  2. 2. THE BOOK To Kill A Mockingbird is a book written by Harper Lee in 1960 It written in the voice of Scout, a little girl growing up in a rural town during the Great Depression.
  3. 3. HARPER LEE Nelle Harper Lee grew up in Monroeville, Alabama. There are parts of To Kill a Mockingbird that are autobiographical. It is her only book. Her father was a lawyer, like Scout’s father Atticus in the book. After the publication of the book, she granted few interviews.
  4. 4. THEMES To Kill a Mockingbird tackles many themes, some of which being: Racial injustice Loss of innocence Gender roles Importance of Education
  5. 5. WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? The book became a classic after its publication, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 In 1962 the book was adapted into a movie, the movie then won the Academy Award The book is read in classrooms in the United States, it is number one on Time Magazines “Top Ten Books You Were Forced to Read in School.” http://entertainment.time.com/2010/07/09/top-10-books-you-were-forced-to- read-in-school/
  6. 6. SOCIAL MEDIA The website Sparknotes.com has a study guide for this book: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/mocking/ Sparknotes also has a video to help explain the book: http://www.sparknotes.com/sparknotes/video/mocking
  7. 7. YOUTUBE An analysis of the book was featured on the YouTube channel Thugnotes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IntI62LWSJA

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