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English: To Kill a Mockingbird

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Harper leeTO 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
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RELATED HISTORICAL EVENTS:
GREAT DEPRESSION
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.
Segregation timeline

 

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE on segregation with YouTube clips embedded.

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE TEXT?

AUDIO-GREGORY PECKS CLOSING SPEECH 
Gregory Peck delivers Atticus's closing speech. Get ready to be stirred.

AUDIOBOOK
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. 

QUIZZES
Test your knowledge in a variety of quizzes located on Shmoop.