The Crucible still has permanence and relevance a half century after its initial publication. This powerful political drama set amidst the Salem witch trials is commonly understood as Arthur Miller's poignant response to McCarthyism. This new edition featuring new critical essays examines this important work.
Author: Harold Bloom,Harper Lee
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Fathers and daughters in literature
'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird' Meet Scout, the narrator of this book. Her story is one of Deep South summers, fights at school and playing in the street. The spooky house of her mysterious neighbour, Boo Radley, sags dark and forbidding nearby. Her brother, Jem, and her friend, Dill, want to make Boo come outside. Her story is about justice. When Scout's father, a lawyer, agrees to defend a black man against an accusation by a white girl, he must battle the prejudice of the whole town. It's about imagination - not just the kind you need for childhood games. Because you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Random House
Category: African Americans
A guide to reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.
Author: Joyce Milton,Harper Lee
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Don't have time to read To Kill a Mockingbird but still want all the details? With 100 Page Summaries, you get a professional grade summary with just enough depth to understand all the important themes, characters, and plots. Why pay a premium for other discount summary books when 100 Page Summaries has more quality and a cheaper price. Not convinced? Take a look inside the book to see for yourself. This book offers: Overall Summary of the entire book Chapter by chapter summaries Chapter by chapter analysis Chapter by chapter key takeaways Character list and description Themes found throughout the book About the book About the Author
100 Page Summary
Author: Trisha Lively
Publisher: 100 Page Summaries
A collection of cross-curricular lessons to accompany the novel by Harper Lee offers sample lesson plans, vocabulary lists, quizzes, cooperative learning activities, and book report ideas.
Author: Mari Lu Robbins
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
Unlock the more straightforward side of To Kill a Mockingbird with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a book about the trial of a black man accused of raping a white woman. By describing such a sensitive issue through the eyes of a child, Lee calls attention to the glaring inequalities in American society at the time and highlights the injustice of the legal system. First published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird quickly became an international bestseller. Nowadays, it often features on the lists of the best English-language books of the past century, and has been described by The Guardian as the “book of a lifetime”. In spite of this, Lee herself was a relatively unknown figure. She was born in Alabama in 1926, and based much of To Kill a Mockingbird on an event which took place in her hometown. She died in 2016 at the age of 89. Find out everything you need to know about To Kill a Mockingbird in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide
Author: Bright Summaries
If you’re looking for an explanation of To Kill a Mockingbird's themes, plot points, character actions and motivations, plus discussions of Harper Lee's unique literary style and point of view, reach for the Literature Made Easy Series. This enlightening guide uses meaningful text, extensive illustrations and imaginative graphics to make this novel clearer, livelier, and more easily understood than ordinary literature plot summaries. An unusual feature, "Mind Map" is a diagram that summarizes and interrelates the most important details about the book that students need to understand. Appropriate for middle and high school students.
The Themes · The Characters · The Language and Style · The Plot Analyzed
Author: Mary Hartley,Tony Buzan
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Category: Literary Criticism
Rewritten and redesigned in full-colour, A4 format, this new York Notes for GCSE edition of To Kill a Mockingbird will help your students achieve the best possible grade. Written by GCSE examiners to give all students an expert understanding of the text and the exam, it includes: * *An invaluable exam skills section with essay plans, sample answers and expert guidance on understanding the question so students will know exactly what they need to do to succeed. *A wealth of useful content including key quotes, checklists, study tips and short activities that will help students revise efficiently and remember everything they need to write the best answers. *The widest coverage with in-depth analysis of character, themes, language, context and style, all helping students to succeed in the exam by demonstrating how well they understand the text.
Author: Beth Sims
Publisher: York Notes
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Following Common Core Standards, this lesson plan for Harper Lee's, " To Kill a Mockingbird" is the perfect solution for teachers trying to get ideas for getting students excited about a book. BookCaps lesson plans cover five days worth of material. It includes a suggested reading schedule, discussion questions, essay topics, homework assignments, and suggested web resources. This book also includes a study guide to the book, which includes chapter summaries, overview of characters, plot summary, and overview of themes. Both the study guide and the lesson plan may be purchased individually; buy as a combo, however, and save.
Teacher Lesson Plans and Study Guide
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
Readers of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel seeking engagement for all reading groups can gain further insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Harper Lee’s unforgettable novel To Kill A Mockingbird became an instant bestseller when it was first published in 1960. It also received critical success and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. Harper Lee’s novel is about growing up in a sleepy Southern town. This is a story about the crisis of conscience and what it takes to rock it. This novel was later made into a classic Academy Award-winning film of the same title. To Kill A Mockingbird is a dramatic, compassionate and deeply moving account that takes the readers to the reality of the human nature and the roots of human behavior. Lee explored a human’s capacity for love and hatred, kindness and cruelty, innocence and experience and humor and pathos. This classic novel has already been translated into forty languages and printed with over 18 million copies. This story about a young Alabama woman is now regarded as a classic American literary piece. In this comprehensive look into Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel, you'll be equipped to prepare with the following: Discussion aid which includes a wealth of prompts and information Overall plot synopsis and author biography Thought-provoking discussion questions for a deeper examination Creative exercises to foster alternate “if this was you” discussions And much more! Note to readers: This is a companion guide based on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel This is meant to enhance and aid your reading experience, not to replace it. We strongly encourage you to purchase the original book before purchasing this unofficial companion guide.
A Graphic Novel
Author: Sarah Fields
Publisher: HSP via PublishDrive
Category: Study Aids
You Need To Read This Book if you want to dive deeper into the world of Harper Lee. Pulitzer Prize Winning and New York Times Bestselling Author Harper Lee has finally allowed us to see the continued story of Atticus and Jean Louise Finch that originally inspired To Kill a Mockingbird. Go Set a Watchman shares the coming-of-age story of Jean Louise, who must come to terms with the fact that the people she looks up to the most do not share her same moral code. This summary serves as an accompaniment to Go Set a Watchman and offers insights to help you enjoy and understand this book. Inside, you'll find helpful information on: The Author's Background Controversy Surrounding the Novel Plot Summary Title Significance Themes and Focus Points Characterization Literary Devices Writing Style and Structure Disclaimer: This text serves as a companion and guide to the bestseller "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee. It will help to broaden the reader's understanding of the book, and highlight insights that might otherwise be overlooked. As this is a companion volume, you'll want to have a copy of the actual book on hand before reading this.
Summary & Analysis
Author: Book Junkie
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A powerful, bold true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix America’s broken system of justice — from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. The prison population has increased from 300,000 in the early 1970s to more than two million now. One in every 15 people is expected to go to prison. For black men, the most incarcerated group in America, this figure rises to one out of every three. Bryan Stevenson grew up a member of a poor black community in the racially segregated South. He was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of the US’s criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young black man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, startling racial inequality, and legal brinksmanship — and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted lawyer’s coming of age, a moving portrait of the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.
a story of justice and redemption
Author: Bryan Stevenson
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography
To Kill A Mockingjay is the odyssey of Spy Pinch, a young girl coming of age in a strange, farcical world that blends modern-day dystopia and the Old South. Spy guides you through her own saga, while also telling the tale of her father's mission to change the system and her brother's quest to change the world. The family's audacious journey culminates in a climactic battle for the future of the nation of Pander. Along the way, this fused work of pop culture wanders down the yellow brick road, takes many Divergent paths, gets so heavy that Atlas Shrugged, and of course takes shots at Mockingbirds. A collision of literary forces, To Kill A Mockingjay is a hilarious and thought-provoking look at politics, society, and the legal system. It is a commentary on responsibility and self-determination written from the center of an increasingly polarized America.
Author: Tate Volino
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The guide includes: ·A short summary of the entire novel ·The major themes and their relationship to the storyline ·A character guide with brief details on each role ·Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary ·A few potential essay topics with possible answers. Stay tuned for upcoming updates that will include practice quiz questions!
Author: Total Class Notes
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes books contain complete plot summaries and analyses, key facts about the featured work, analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and explanations of important quotations.
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Spark Publishing Group
Category: American literature
Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird, and has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and numerous other literary awards and honors.
To Kill a Mockingbird + Go Set a Watchman
Author: Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird - the twentieth century's most widely read American novel - has sold thirty million copies and still sells a million yearly. But despite the book's popularity, its author Harper Lee has always been a mysterious figure. In this in-depth biography, first published in 2006, Charles J. Shields finally brings to life the woman who gave us two of American literature's most unforgettable characters, Atticus Finch and his daughter Scout. Years after its initial publication, with updates throughout the book and a new Afterword, Shields brings us up to date on all the major Harper Lee events since 2006. There's the scandal with allegations that Lee's agent has been trying to steal the copyright for To Kill a Mockingbird, the death of Lee's dear sister Alice, scandalous accusations of elder abuse, and - most vitally - the release of Lee's long buried first novel, never before published, and the ensuing public devouring of what has truly become the book of the year, if not the decade - Lee's Go Set a Watchman.
A Portrait of Harper Lee
Author: Charles J. Shields
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Biography & Autobiography