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*To Kill a Mockingbird* viewalong wrap-up

On July 30, @CapriciousReadr and I gathered with several others on Twitter to live-tweet our reactions as we viewed the 1962 movie adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.  We each settled in with our beverage and snack of choice (I was only kidding about the Alabama Slammers!), and pressed “Play” simultaneously.

What kinds of things did [...]

Book Review: *Scout, Atticus & Boo* by Mary McDonagh Murphy

Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird by Mary McDonagh Murphy
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Harper (June 8, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0061924071

Back-of-the-book blurb:  To mark the fiftieth anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird, Mary McDonagh Murphy reviews its history and examines how the novel has left its mark on a broad range [...]

Readalong Thoughts on *To Kill a Mockingbird* (Part II)

This readalong post is FULL OF SPOILERS!  Skip right past it if you haven’t read the book!

But, before you go … I want to make sure you’ve read this great guest post from earlier in the week, in which an educator shares her approach to getting her students into the minds of the TKAM characters.

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Guest post: An educator's creative *To Kill a Mockingbird* lesson

When I first posted about the 50th anniversary celebration for Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, I received many positive responses from people who had read the book (some recently, some ages ago) and had felt a great impact. 

One blogging friend, Constance at Perfect Retort, told me that her niece’s 7th Grade English class recently completed a [...]

Readalong thoughts on *To Kill a Mockingbird* (Part I)

This readalong post is FULL OF SPOILERS!  Skip right past it if you haven’t read the book!

As I read To Kill a Mockingbird (for the I-don’t-know-how-many-eth time), I made some notes of things that struck me as they might a first-time reader.  It’s so hard to separate initial impressions from those which have formed over years, [...]

*To Kill a Mockingbird* moment: something for the eyes, ears, and wallet!

For the eyes:
Join Heather at Capricious Reader and me as we host a To Kill a Mockingbird film (1962) party.  Watch the film adaptation in the comfort of your own home, or a friend’s sofa, or on your laptop in bed, and live-tweet your thoughts and reactions using the hashtag #tkam;  Heather is @capriciousReadr and I’m @TooFondOfBooks.  [...]

Save the Date! July is TKAM month at SITFOB!

No, you don’t need a secret decoder ring to read the posts here!  That post title translates to:

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 [...]