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To Kill a Mockingbird

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Justice in the Face of Prejudice and other themes related to To Kill a Mockingbird:


Fiction
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Warner Books, 1960. This is the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel on which Foote's screenplay is based. (average)

Taylor, Mildred D. The Friendship. New York: Dial Books for Young People, 1987. The story tells of an interracial freindship in rural Mississippi during the Depression. (easy)

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Ed. H.N. Smith. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. A boy's adventures with a runaway slave lead him to learn about the hypocrisy and evil in the world around him. (challenge)


Nonfiction
Carter, Dan. "A Reasonable Doubt." American Heritage, October 19, 1968. An abridged version of one of the Scottsboro trials with photographs. (average)

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Bantam Classics, 1983. The first volume of Angelou's autobiography describes growing up in the segregated town of Stamps, Arkansas, in the 1930s. (average)

Haskins, James. The Scottsboro Boys. New York: Henry Holt, 1994. A history of the Scottsboro trials for young readers. (easy)