As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don’t think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, “I’m probably no better than you, but I’m certainly your equal.” — Harper Lee, personal correspondence, 2006
final project in place of the exam
Mockingbird Monologues (500 pts)
Character Sketch activity (50 pts)
Script Format Template and Rubric
Follow this schedule for the remainder of the book.
TKAM Master Vocabulary List PDF
my pilgrimage to monroeville, al
Click here to visit Ms. BW’s blog of her trip to Monroeville, AL in July of 2009.
A timeline of Lee’s life from the Old Courthouse Museum.
Click here to see a review of TKAM from The Atlantic August 1960.
Click here to see a review of TKAM from Time August 1960.
Click here to see a newspaper ad for the film from February 1963.
Listen to NPR coverage of a rare Harper Lee public appearance here.
The TKAM Student Survival Guide — Great for allusions and vocabulary!
Understanding TKAM — A Research Guide for Students
NYT’s “50 Years of TKAM” with many useful resources!
2010 was the 50 year anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird!
Harper Lee is being forced to sue over copyright and royalties; an unconscionable agent took advantage of her poor health and eyesight.
The Guardian’s interview with Harper Lee the way they’d like us to think of it.
And the way the interview really went.
A recent interview with ALICE LEE!
A new biography of Harper Lee — the author insists that she had Harper Lee’s cooperation on the book, but Harper Lee denies having anything to do with it. Check out an article from the Christian Science Monitor here.
Al.com’s response to the supposedly authorized biography: “Leave her alone!”
An interesting article about Harper Lee’s “silence” in The Telegraph.
Click here to see Stephen Colbert’s impersonation of Atticus Finch. This is a perfect example of allusion–if you did not know To Kill a Mockingbird, you’d completely miss the joke!
Click here for the NPR article, “50 Years On, ‘Mockingbird’ Still Sings America’s Song.”