Bloom's Literature examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
This is a great resource for students when studying authors and texts in-depth.
Take a look in the Christopher Brennan Library for books that will supplement your learning and understanding of the novel.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - LitChart
LitCharts contain a complete plot summary by chapter, characters, and themes.
SHMOOP PLOT SUMMARY
A complete study guide to the novel. See some of the Videos below.
HARPER LEE-A Bio
Harper Lee is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)—her one and an only published novel.
LIBRARY OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE
A list of Southern Literature from Teachinghistory.org
RELATED HISTORICAL EVENTS:
To Kill a Mockingbird was written during the Great depression, a time of soup kitchens and bread lines.
THE SCOTTSBORO CASE (1931)
Nine black teenage boys were accused of rape by two white girls. The trials of the boys lasted six years, with convictions, reversals, and numerous retrials. These trials were given the name The Scottsboro Trials, made national headlines, and drastically intensified the debate about race and racism in America.
A CENTURY OF SEGREGATION
Interactive timeline from the PBS.
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE TEXT?
AUDIO-GREGORY PECKS CLOSING SPEECH
Gregory Peck delivers Atticus's closing speech. Get ready to be stirred.
This link will take you to the Libguide for To Kill a Mockingbird - Audiobook. Here you will find links to where you can purchase the audiobook as well as listen to the book on YouTube.
Test your knowledge in a variety of quizzes located on Shmoop.