1 April 2021 Susannah

To Kill A Mockingbird – A Zoom Talk

This novel won the Pulitzer Prize, and is beloved around the world, and yet its topics of rape and racial inequality have also made it controversial. Did it allow Harper Lee to live up to her desire to be ‘The Jane Austen of South Alabama’? What makes this book so powerful?

There are limited seats available to join my Tea with a Book Addict group on Zoom for a 60 minute talk, then a group chat about To Kill a Mockingbird.

See below to book.

To Kill a Mockingbird was a novel that provoked social change. It had a great impact on the American Civil Rights Movement, showing through fiction and the power of readers’ imaginations just what it was like to for a black man to face a court of white jurors when accused of raping a white woman. The American Bar Association erected a monument to Atticus Finch, in gratitude for all he did to improve the public profile of lawyers. The book moved people, changed their minds and helped bring about greater equality in the American South.

Join me in Alabama for an exploration of this powerful novel, and a look at the reclusive and strong-minded woman behind it. Read more about this talk here.

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Featured image credit- Gregory Peck & Brock Peters, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962 Universal Pictures movie adaptation, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/

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