To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960

Harper Lee died on Friday (19/2/2016) aged 89. Her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird () which sold 40 million copies worldwide was published in 1960 and tells the story of a white lawyer, Atticus Finch, defending a black man, Tom Robinson, in 1930s American Deep South. It was made into an Oscar winning movie in 1962 directed by Robert Mulligan with screenplay by Horton Foote and staring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.

Most importantly, racism plays a dominant role in To Kill a Mockingbird.

These lesson plans can easily be adapted to supplement the reading and teaching of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Each lesson plan is paired with a Times article.


To Kill a Mockingbird Themes, Prejudice, Racism, Justice

The Same Book at the Same Time.
Article about a 2001 citywide reading program in Chicago, in which all adults were urged to read "To Kill a Mockingbird." ON REAL-LIFE CASES SIMILAR TO TOM ROBINSON'S: