Posts Tagged: To Kill A Mockingbird

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What do Harriet the Spy and To Kill a Mockingbird have in common? The answer may surprise you.


Malcolm Gladwell on 'To Kill a Mockingbird': Is It Just Racist Against White Trash?

Today's New Yorker brings a sort of unclosed-circle of a Malcolm Gladwell piece, about a book, To Kill a Mockingbird, which is based loosely on events including the trial of a black man who was alleged to have raped a white woman in 1936, a book that was published in 1960, and also a politician, Jim Folsom, when he was running for election in 1954, and also a 1954 Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Ed, issued in May, which according to Gladwell ended Folsom's career, while even if that is true it also did not apparently prevent Folsom from being reelected for a second stint as governor [...]