What does the line "mindful of John Wesley's strictures" mean? How about "christened Braxton Bragg, a name Mr Underwood had done his best to live down." Would you enjoy "a tray of charlotte"? Click on the logo above to find out what these and other sentences are alluding to. References are noted in page order. Also includes setting, maps and a glossary.
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TKAM has been challenged or banned since its publication. Here's a few objections that have been leveled against TKAM:
"contains profanity and racial slurs"
"conflicts with the values of the community"
"contains adult themes"
"promotes white supremacy"
Source: Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read by Robert P. Doyle
Using film clips, actor Nathan Lane talks about the importance of TKAM.
The two film clips from PBS listed below include commentary from people who were influenced by To Kill a Mockingbird.
Shortly after the publication of TKAM, Harper Lee retired from public life. She gave a total of three interviews for TKAM. The links below are a reprint of two of the three interviews in which she discusses the writing process and the response to her book.
TKAM has frequently been challenged or banned from libraries. In this video clip, a professor African American studies critiques TKAM and discusses why banning is not the answer.