From the Library – THIS MONTH (8/30/21): Teen Book Club Will Read Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the greatest novels in all of American history, and it’s also this month’s selection for the Teen Book Club.
BOOK DESCRIPTION: “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novels – a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one man’s struggle for justice – but the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
If you’re a teen in Grades 9-12 and you’d like to join the discussion, please register now through our Event Calendar, and then meet us outside on the Library Lawn on Monday, August 30, at 4:30 PM. Bring a blanket or chair, and snacks will be provided!
Masks are recommended and we will maintain social distancing.