To Kill a Mockingbird
Ever since its publication in 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has been earning accolades and showing up on school required reading lists. In more recent years, the conversation around this book — more specifically, around what it has to say about race and racial injustice — has become more complicated. On Episode 62, Alli and guest Amy Jo Bunselmeyer take a good, hard look at this classic and try to make sense of the role it should play in our larger dialogues about important social issues.
CHECK OUT AMY JO’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:
The Most Fun We Ever Had: A Novel by Claire Lombardo
“Just How Good Is To Kill a Mockingbird?” (The New Republic, 2015)
“11 Facts About To Kill a Mockingbird” (Mental Floss, 2015)
“Why everyone should read To Kill a Mockingbird” (The Tab, 2015)
“Why To Kill a Mockingbird Keeps Getting Banned” (History, 2018)
“Why To Kill a Mockingbird Should Be on Your Business Reading List” (Inc., 2015)
“Let’s Stop Pretending To Kill a Mockingbird Is Progressive on Race” (NCTE, 2017)
“Why Are We Still Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird in Schools?” (NBC News, 2017)
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