Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters more today than ever before.With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird's poignant but clear eyed examination of human nature has cemented its status as a global classic. Tom Santopietro's new book, Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, takes a 360 degree look at the Mockingbird phenomenon both on page and screen.Santopietro traces the writing of To Kill a Mockingbird, the impact of the Pulitzer Prize, and investigates the claims that Lee's book is actually racist. Here for the first time is the full behind the scenes story regarding the creation of the 1962 film, one which entered the American consciousness in a way that few other films ever have. From the earliest casting sessions to the Oscars and the 50th Anniversary screening at the White House, Santopietro examines exactly what makes the movie an...
|Title||:||Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and America's Iconic Film Mean to Us Today|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and America's Iconic Film Mean to Us Today Reviews
The author perfectly summarized how relevant To Kill a Mockingbird is in the present day. Unfortunately, many schools do not require students to read this anymore, so hopefully this book will get some educators to rethink that decision.
I won this book through GoodReads First Read program.
I had never read TKAM nor had I seen the movie before winning this book. I figured it was a sign that I needed to do so. I read the book and watched the movie before reading this book which takes a deeper dive into both the book and the movie.
In this book we learn more about Nelle Harper Lee and how TKAM was basically based on her childhood growing up in Monroeville, Alabama. It was fun to see how Truman Capote was really the Dill character. A ...more
I love the book it is by far the greatest book of all time in my opinion.
An interesting read about the book and film.