July is To Kill a Mockingbird month
at She Is Too Fond of Books!
You may have heard that July 11, 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lees’ To Kill a Mockingbird. HarperCollins is celebrating with special Golden Anniversary editions of this classic novel. They’ve published a new anthology (available June 8), Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of 50 Years of To Kill a Mockingbird, edited by Mary McDonagh Murphy.
A website dedicated to the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird lists resources for book groups and teachers, a sweepstakes (!), video clips, and more. The site features an amazing calendar of events with celebrations around the US – book discussions, movie screenings, and other ways to commemorate this important novel, its author, and its place in our history.
To Kill a Mockingbird has impacted so many people! I’d say it has left an impression on everyone who’s read it (one of the points we’ll be discussing!). The more exposure and celebration of this great novel …. the better! I’m helping to spread the word as I join with my friends and neighbors in a re-read of the novel, live-tweeting a discussion as we view the movie “together” in our own homes, and featuring a 2-part read-along, trivia, armchair travels to the setting of the novel.
A full schedule of events at SITFOB is forthcoming. In the meantime, I’ve grabbed the “I’m Reading TKAM” button from the official website, and encourage you to do the same. Will you join me in celebrating the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird? What else would you like to see/do in our month-long celebration!?
p.s. The more the merrier! I’ll be joining forces with Heather from Capricious Reader who also announced a celebration of TKAM! Check my sidebar as I add links to both our posts throughout the next several weeks.