Title: Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of to Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Murphy, Mary Mcdonagh
|Dimensions:||5.75 (W) x 8.50 (H) x 1.25 (D)|
|Subject:||Literary Criticism / Books & Reading|
Description: "In celebration of the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird (June 8, 2010), an American classic that sells almost a million copies per year, Scout, Atticus, and Boo features interview selections with prominent figures including Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, Wally Lamb, and Anna Quindlen on how the book has impacted their lives"--
Collects the best interviews from a documentary film commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird," in which prominent figures explain how the novel profoundly affected their lives.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird (July 11, 2010), an American classic that sells almost a million copies per year, Scout, Atticus, and Boo features interview selections with prominent figures including Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, Wally Lamb and Anna Quindlen on how the book has impacted their lives.
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"I remember starting it and just devouring it, not being able to get enough of it, beacuse I fell in love with Scout....I wanted to be Scout and I wanted a father like Atticus."---Oprah Winfrey
"One of the most telling lines that I hear from early pioneers in the [Civil Rights] movement is that `we had liberated not just black people, we liberated white people.' I think that Harper Lee helped liberate white people with that book."---Tom Brokaw
"I promised myself that when I grew up and I was a man, I would try to do things just as good and noble as what Atticus had done for Tom Robinson."---Scott Turow
"You know that famous quote Lincoln [reportedly] said to Harriet Beecher Stowe: `Oh, here's the little lady whose book caused such a big war.' The same can be said of Harper Lee.... To Kill a Mockingbird was one of the most influential novels, not necessarily in a literary sense, but in a social sense."---Mark Childress
Scout, Atticus & Boo includes reflections on To Kill a Mockingbird from Mary Badham, Boaty Boatwright, Rick Bragg, Tom Brokaw, the Reverend Thomas Lane Butts, Rosanne Cash, Mark Childress, Jane Ellen Clark, Allan Gurganus, David Kipen, Wally Lamb, Alice Finch Lee, James McBride, Diane McWhorter, Jon Meacham, Allison Moorer, James Patterson, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, Lizzie Skurnick, Lee Smith, Adriana Trigiani, Mary Tucker, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey, and Andrew Young.
To Kill a Mockingbird may well be our national novel. It is the first adult novel that many of us remember reading, one book that millions of us have in comm
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