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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird | Harper Lee
Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep southand the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as an e-book.One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father-a crusading local lawyer-risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
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Daisey
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I read this book many years ago, although I don‘t think it was for a class. I‘ve wanted to reread it as an adult and finally got around to listening to the fantastic audio read by Sissy Spacek. I‘m so glad I did as I enjoyed and appreciated it so much more this time.

I finished it while also enjoying a beautiful evening walk with Luthien.

#audiobook #audiowalk #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown October 2022

Leftcoastzen Cute!🐶 2mo
mabell ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Bibliophile13 One of my favorites 2mo
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EvieBee
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“Before I can live with other folks I‘ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn‘t abide by majority rule is a person‘s conscience.” —Atticus Finch

My third rereading in the last 20 years. Tom Robinson‘s story has always shaken me to the core. Humanity can be a real dumpster fire. This time around, my heart broke for Boo Radley. It‘s really a sad, sad gem of a book. It‘s got its funny moments but I still ugly cried. 😩

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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erickahhh
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Though this is a book that many read in school, I somehow didn't. I picked it up this year in hopes to finally read this classic. This book was a great depiction of racial prejudice in the South. It touches on topics like oppression, bigotry, systemic racism, and the content of one's character. The topics discussed are still wildly relevant today!

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Awk_Word_Smith
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I love this book so much. Not innocence through a child‘s eye, but pure, unadulterated right-and-wrong without the pessimism of adulthood. I read this book annually, to remind me that Atticus‘s philosophy of wearing another person‘s shoes means having to wear the vile and ignorant soles of Bob Ewell.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Awk_Word_Smith
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Awk_Word_Smith 1) Every August, I re-read “To Kill A Mockingbird”. It is my all-time favorite book. 3mo
Awk_Word_Smith 2) In my youth, I would have said Atticus. His walk-a-mile-in-another-person‘s-shoes philosophy is a good starter philosophy. But now I realize I re-read this book every year because of Scout and Dill. They are the heroes of the book, and no in the unwitting way we usually portray children. They call Atticus out on allowing people to get by with racist views. (Plus, Sissy Spacek narrates the audiobook, and it just adds to my joy.) 3mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3mo
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Ann_Reads Honorable Mention:
Tallgrass
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Two Towers (LOTR trilogy)
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 4mo
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BarkingMadRead
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I have to start packing for #blc22 tomorrow, and I need to narrow down which shirts to bring! I only need 4! #bookloversconvention #houstontexas #fangirling

Ruthiella I understand your dilemma! They are all pretty awesome! 4mo
DivineDiana A book lovers convention!!! Have fun! 👏🏻📚❤️ 4mo
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IndoorDame
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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I loved this adaptation! The essence of the original novel shown through perfectly. A lot of the text was excerpts from the original novel, and the artwork was amazing and really enhanced the reading experience. #BBRCTeenAngstGraphicNovelVersionOfANovelAlreadyInExistence @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan I was wondering how this one was. I‘m glad it‘s good. 4mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Y‘all, this was so good! If it comes to your city, I highly recommend! RICHARD THOMAS played Atticus, I fangirled the whole time!

Ruthiella John Boy! 😃 4mo
Graciouswarriorprincess It is coming to Durham! I may go see it. 4mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess @BarkingMadRun I can get a $35 ticket for next Sunday night. Of course, it‘s the nose bleeds seats but I may go. 4mo
peanutnine I saw this last night! It was soooo good!! 4mo
BarkingMadRead @peanutnine are you in the Charlotte area? 4mo
peanutnine @BarkingMadRun I am! I live about an hour away but commute in for work - and fun shows like this ☺️ 4mo
BarkingMadRead Me too @peanutnine although more like 40 minutes. I‘m in SC 4mo
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Awk_Word_Smith
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Happy #PubDay! 62 Years Young, and Atticus Finch is still not the hero of the original YA novel. (Pro Tip: Scout had it right all along).

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TheKidUpstairs
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#OnThisDay in 1960 Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird was first published. Lee had previously written a story that would (controversially) become Go Set a Watchman, and was encouraged to flesh out a flashback. A gift from friends allowed her to quit her job and write for a year, resulting in TKaM. A rough and ready draft held enough promise for Lippincott to accept and help Lee shape it into the Pulitzer Prize winning classic #HistoryGetsLIT

Addison_Reads My local banned book club is discussing this tonight. Perfect timing for your post. 💚 5mo
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Awk_Word_Smith
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Awk_Word_Smith
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In a break from the norm, my annual rereading of TKAM will be via the audiobook because I was scanning the NYPL Overdrive site, and this edition is narrated by Sissy Spacek. Sissy. Spacek. I‘m all in.

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ValerieTrakachenok
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I played a ham.

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BeeMagical
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How gorgeous is this edition of TKM I found at a YARD SALE for 1$!!🧡

I don‘t think its ever been cracked open!🫢

Clwojick Stunning! ✨ 6mo
TrishB Lovely ❤️ is it a folio? 6mo
BeeMagical @TrishB I had to look it up😂🤭 but yes it is!! 6mo
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Avanders 🤯🤩🤩 6mo
TrishB Wow 😯 that‘s an amazing find then! 6mo
squirrelbrain Wow! ❤️ 6mo
Suet624 Wow! 6mo
SRWCF Lucky!!! 6mo
staci.reads What a great find! 😍 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 🧡 6mo
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britt_brooke
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘m always leery of adaptations of favorites, but this is beautifully rendered. Just incredible artwork! Scout is exactly as I‘ve always imagined. Just perfect. While I know all original text can‘t make it into a graphic novel, one of my favorite lines is missing. Docking a star for that. Otherwise, it‘s fantastic!

Kayla.Adriena Which line is it ? 6mo
Cinfhen Great review!! I‘m curious too @Kayla.Adriena 6mo
BarbaraBB Me too! 6mo
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PaperbackPirate Tell us the line! 6mo
britt_brooke @Kayla.Adriena @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @PaperbackPirate I almost forgot to respond. 😂 “I think there‘s just one kind of folks. Folks.” - Scout 6mo
Cinfhen Awwww, that‘s a great line 😄❣️ 6mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you for sharing! That‘s a good one. 6mo
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ProudBookNerd
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Too funny not to share with fellow book lovers.

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BC_Dittemore
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My grandmother is 91. I try to read to her as often as I can. Sometimes it‘s hard to find something that isn‘t too complex. So I try to stick to the stories I know she knows. This is one of her favorite movies. Figured it was about time for her to read the book.

Leftcoastzen That‘s wonderful! Hope you both enjoy the time together. 6mo
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britt_brooke
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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Reinstating “Reading Club” for the summer. Today, my 8 year old hosted us in his bedroom. 🤩 That‘s him in the loft reading a Dork Diaries book. He loves that series but refuses to be seen reading them in public because they‘re “girl books” and he‘s worried he‘ll be made fun of. I always tell him they‘re middle grade stories for ANY kid, and it‘s cool he likes books with a female protagonist. Normalize reading whatever you like!!

#raisingreaders

AlaMich Kid me loves that loft bed!!! 6mo
britt_brooke @AlaMich Isn‘t it fun?! Both of my boys have two closets, so my dad helped me covert the extras into reading lofts. 6mo
mdm139 I told my boys there are no “girl” books and “boy” books, there are books that have a girl main character and books with boy main characters. I am a girl but I read books with boy main characters and that doesn‘t mean I am less of a girl. And if any one makes fun of you tell them that. And I expect them to read whatever they want without worrying about what others think, because they will be the better people and readers. 6mo
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Kappadeemom I want a reading loft 🤣 6mo
britt_brooke @mdm139 100%, everything you said!! 6mo
britt_brooke @Kappadeemom Me, too! 😂 6mo
KathyWheeler My son loved The Mists of Avalon but was occasionally worried that others would think it was a “girly” book. I told him the only thing that mattered about a book was whether he found the characters and the story interesting and compelling. Nobody else‘s opinion mattered. (edited) 6mo
KathyWheeler @mdm139 you know, most girls read that way — whether the protagonist is a boy or a girl doesn‘t matter, but we as a society have managed to convince boys that reading about girls somehow makes them less of a boy. Argh! 6mo
mdm139 @KathyWheeler toxic masculinity starts early 6mo
britt_brooke @mdm139 @KathyWheeler Sure does. It‘s obnoxious, and I see it in our kids‘ friends, and their dads, often. It‘s gross. I‘m so happy my husband is not like that, and we are doing our best to make sure our sons aren‘t either. 6mo
Bookpearl I absolutely love this!!! 6mo
BookwormM Love that reading loft when I am reading I am always the main character in my head so currently I am a male lawyer investigating a friend of the president 🤣🤣 6mo
britt_brooke @BookwormM 😂 My brain does the same! 6mo
PhyllisH @mdm139 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻💕 6mo
Nute How cool is it to have your own reading space? I want a reading loft too! I‘ve seen tables in bookstores displayed as “Books for Boys” and “Boys for Girls.” Why not one big table display of “Books for Middle Grade Readers?” Then the reader can select whatever appeals to her/him. 6mo
britt_brooke @Nute I want one, too! 😄 Ugh, the separation in store displays like that is annoying. God forbid kids makes decisions based on subject or plot or any other reason that strikes them. 6mo
Anna40 I have an 8 year old reluctant reader. He loves books, but not reading on his own. How does your book group/club work? 6mo
britt_brooke @Anna40 It‘s just my sons (8 and *almost* 10) and me. Every day during summer break, we grab our books, pick a reading spot, and read silently for 20-30 minutes. That‘s it! We could probably add a fun snack or a reading log, but we keep it super simple. I think just calling it something like “Reading Club” makes it fun for them. Good luck!! 6mo
Anna40 Thank you 6mo
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britt_brooke
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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First day of summer break for my boys and we‘re spending the afternoon outside. It‘s been a challenging day so far behavior-wise, but the fresh air is doing us all some good right now. ⚽️🏀📖 Loving this graphic novel adaptation of one of my favorites.

KathyWheeler I was wondering about that book. I always worry that graphic novel adaptations will be bad, but the two I‘ve read — The Handmaid‘s Tale and Kindred — were both really good. 7mo
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler I‘m always skeptical when it‘s a classic/favorite adaptation, but the Slaughterhouse-Five one was fantastic, too! 7mo
KathyWheeler @britt_brooke Me too. I didn‘t know there was one for Slaughterhouse Five! 7mo
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britt_brooke @KathyWheeler It‘s so good! I need to check out the ones you mentioned (but I still need to read the original of Kindred first 🤦🏼‍♀️). 7mo
KathyWheeler @britt_brooke I loved Kindred so much. 7mo
Tamra Oh, I didn‘t know about this one! 6mo
britt_brooke @Tamra It‘s really well done! 6mo
Megabooks Oooo! I‘d love to read that. 6mo
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kohlhoffpaige05
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starts off kind of slow, but then really picks up the pace and draws the reader in.

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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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I‘m about to start reading To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. I think I‘ve seen the movie (or maybe just seen a lot of memes of it), but I don‘t think I‘ve ever read the book. That made me want to start a conversation here.

What classic/well-known book have you never read or movie have you never seen? Do you want to?

BookwormM This one which I will be reading this month 7mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @BookwormM I have a really old copy of that. The best Little Free Library scores I‘ve ever found. I haven‘t read it yet either. 7mo
Ifftay14 I have never read/seen The Godfather. Coming from an Italian family and married to an Italian, this is borderline blasphemous 😉😜 7mo
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megnews
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So excited!!!

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TashaLeigh
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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krispychips
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The beginning of this book was pretty light-hearted, and then the middle and end hit you and... Wow. I loved it. It's authenticity and realism was astounding. All the characters were fantastically written and I truly felt like I was living the story with them. Harper Lee wrote a beautiful, yet moving coming-of-age novel that I would highly recommend to everyone. It's one of the best, most interesting classics I have ever read.

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mobodie
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Super good book. Not your classic “read for class“ book. Although there is lots of symbolism, you don't feel like you have to dissect every sentence to find it. A great coming of age story that shows the innocence and yet deep knowledge that children posses.

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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book25
Even after all the times I've read it, this remains one of my favorite books to read and teach.

Dragon Scout 💚🐉 9mo
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TheBookHippie
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#deadphilosopherssociety this quote fits with our current reading…

kspenmoll Yes, it is perfect! 9mo
GingerAntics 100% agree!!! 9mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 9mo
fredamans One of my all-time favorite reads! 9mo
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BarkingMadRead
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#februaryreads I finished 11 and have 3 in progress. I forgot to add Beasts of Prey, probably because I‘m struggling with it. I may finish Frill Kill tonight, but I‘m not sure!

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Dramatictara
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Excellent classic

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JessClark78
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This was my first time reading this since early high school years. I didn‘t remember much of the story until I was reading it again. I‘m glad I revisited this as an adult as I probably have a better understanding of its importance now than I did as a young teen. Highly recommend.

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Tamra That is a pretty edition! (edited) 9mo
Cathythoughts Yes , lovely cover 💫 9mo
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ahomelibrary
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What Classic do you think encapsulates that perfect “timeless” quality? I really think TKAM is one of those books. I rate it 5 stars because it evoked so much emotion, relatability, empathy, and life lessons compacted into a well-written story that gripped me even from grade school. Class discussions on themes in TKAM were mature & heartfelt for the first time at a young age, which left a lasting impression. I loved this one!

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Nathan.LeRoy
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To Kill a Mockingbird is narrated by a girl who‘s name is Jean Finch. She usually goes by her nickname, Scout. She goes on to talk about her family history. Scout lives with her older brother Jem and Atticus who is a lawyer. In the summer of 1933 when Jem is almost 10 and Scout is almost 6, a new neighbour moves in beside them. His name is Charles Harris but goes by Dill. He quickly becomes friends with Jem and Scout.

Nathan.LeRoy Dill says that they should go try and get Boo Radley out of his house. Radley is a creepy neighbour who has never been seen out of his house in years. If you like classic fiction you will enjoy this book. This book is written in first person where Scout is both the protagonist and narrator. The author uses pronouns such as, I, me, we and us. 11mo
MissYaremcio Nicely done Nathan! It does get better! 6/6 11mo
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Jess_Franzino
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Had planned to finish this a lot sooner, but ended up catching Omicron, which made me spend the past 5 days asleep 😩 I ‘read‘ this when I was 14 for school, (by ‘read‘ I mean the Cliffsnotes due to being an angsty teen). This was friggin‘ incredible. So glad I chose to revisit it. Had missed most of it the first time, so this was new to me. Love Atticus ❤️❤️❤️ Seriously, Atticus is the best.

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BarkingMadRead
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Driving to NJ for a funeral and making use of the time. My husband chose this one. Sissy Spacek is a great narrator!

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#12BooksOf2021 #3rdbookof2021 #March
In March I finally read this classic. I had put it off because I had loved the movie, and since we all know that books-to-movies is a touchy thing, I was afraid that the book would somehow be different. Also, I felt I should love it just because of the subject but what if the writing stunk like some famous books? Anyway, I finally sat myself down to read it. And YES. ALL THE STARS.
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Andrew65 A true classic. 11mo
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walkwithabook
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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aliyah.__2004
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"you never really understand a person until you've climbed into their shoes and walked around"
-Harper lee

When Atticus Finch says this to his children it really hit home. A very powerful quote.

#tokillamockingbird#harperlee#classics#atticusfinch

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hornja
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This book was an amazing, sincere, and heartfelt coming of age story that is good for all generations.

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bargened

This story is a heart felt, intense, twisting, turning reminder that no matter the time or circumstance there are always good people who will stand up and do what is right.

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paisleyjess
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Re read this after seeing the play. The play is amazing and the book is a good one to revisit.

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samdebruin05

This was a really good book top 10 book for me.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Lots of conversations happened on the #porch in the film adaptation.
#GratefulHarvest

Eggs Brilliant choice ❤️🤍🖤 12mo
plemmdog Interesting observation. I haven‘t read the book in a while and can‘t recall if the porch was prominent, or that was the director‘s choice in the movie… 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm @plemmdog I don‘t remember either 😅 12mo
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spon10eous
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With plot based on 1930s southern USA and narration made by a six year old child's point of view, the key lesson from this book is that always take stand against injustices and wrongs like racism, irrespective of what the popular narrative is. You may feel isolated but the ultimate victory is worth it.