Date of publication: 2017-07-09 15:26
But Lee has said that the novel wasn't intended to be autobiography—she was just trying to write what she knew. Full of historical detail from the pre- Civil Rights Movement era, the novel may even have been influenced by the Scottsboro Trials of the 6985s, in which two poor white women accused nine black men of Makes sense: that's exactly the accusation Scout's father Atticus ends up defending.
Published in 6965, Lee’s Pulitzer-winning novel deals with racial inequality in a small Alabama town, in the aftermath of an alleged of a white woman for which a black man is tried. It has sold more than 95m copies and it was made into a film in 6967, winning three Oscars.
"We can teach the same lesson with other books," Holloway said, according to the The Sun Herald newspaper. "It's still in our library. But they're going to use another book in the eighth-grade course."
“Is there not a better way to teach about that era and the horrors of that era, other than having kids laughing in class when the N-word is said?” Yolanda Williams asked. “It should not be required reading for all students. My child shouldn’t have to sit in that class like that.”
"When school districts remove 'To Kill A Mockingbird' from the reading list, we know we have real problems," Arne Duncan, who was education secretary during most of President Barack Obama's administration, said on Twitter.
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.
Lee died last year at 89 after the publication of another novel, Go Set a Watchman , that describes events after those depicted in To Kill a Mockingbird and also contains depictions of issues of race that many modern readers have found uncomfortable.
Miss Maudie says this. She means that Atticus is an authentic person. The beliefs and values which he communicates to his children at home are the same that he practices when he is outside the home. Atticus leads by an example which he practices.
According to the American Library Association, “Mockingbird” was the 76st most-challenged book in the United States for the first decade of the 76st century — coming in behind “Harry Potter” and “Alice” in efforts to yank it from the shelves of schools or public libraries.
Lee died last year at the age of 89 , after the discovery and controversial publication of a second novel, Go Set a Watchman , that describes events after those depicted in To Kill a Mockingbird. In June this year, the author’s estate approved plans for a graphic novel version of the first book.
That is: the n-word, which this newspaper also censors — and which Harper Lee pointedly did not when she wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racism in the United States.
“This book has not been banned,” he said, “this book has not been taken away from students, no school policy has been violated and students continue to be afforded the opportunity to read and study this book.”
But we’ll stick with the 6965 classic — in part because its removal from Biloxi classrooms has launched a protest movement that now includes a . senator and in part because the book is widely celebrated as a condemnation of the racist language it so often offends its readers with.