To Kill a Mockingbird is 50

Learn more about the 50th Anniversary of To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, re-released by Harper Collins, is a book I remember reading in middle school.  I was always a reader, but when it came to this book, I had misgivings.  I wasn’t sure I’d like the book at all, especially given the bland cover:

Would you want to pick up this book and read it for fun?  But what amazed me then is that this book stayed with me long after I’d read it, unlike many of the other books we had read in class.  Racism was not something we thought about in my tiny classroom, which was mostly white until I neared graduation in high school.  We lived in our own little bubble where we thought everyone was equal because that’s what we were taught.  Talk about ignorance.

Once we went through the incredible story, the teacher brought in the movie.  I was amazed by how this movie made this wonderful book come to life on the television.  I cannot tell you what happened to that copy of the movie or the book, but I’m sure they were used repeatedly until they couldn’t be used anymore.  This is one book that I will have to add to my collection, especially since its 50th Anniversary edition is ready!

You should check out the other celebrations across the Internet for this masterpiece.


  1. Ugggh, I meant to post about this on Sunday and then forgot. This is such a fantastic book. I’ve read it a few times now and it is one of my all time favorites. I’ve enjoyed the movie and listening to the book on audio as well.

  2. I can’t wait to read this book. I don’t know why or how I missed this one in school.
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  3. No wonder I saw big stacks of them in our recent trip to Costco! I couldn’t quite figure out the big push, but now it makes perfect sense. I don’t think I’ve read this work since I was in High School, which most high schoolers in our town must read. I wonder how much the glean from it, and if it wouldn’t be better to save until later…then again, it’s such an important book to read.

  4. We still have a copy of the book with the cover you show. It’s a classic for sure.


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