Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you! It’s the fourth Wednesday of the month and you know what that means, it’s Tween Meme Day!
Today I decided to write about one of my favorite books of all time. The author is Harper Lee, and the title of the book is, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.
I have always loved this story. It has captured the turbulent era beautifully and it’s told from a child’s point of view. The first time I read it, I identified with Scout. She reminded me of myself at a young age. I was kind of a tomboy. I would recommend this book to tweens and teens alike. It illustrates a great lesson regarding discrimination.
Discrimination is still prevalent in our society today. It has taken the form of bullying in our schools and on social media. It’s unfortunate. However, if we can get Tweens and Teens to understand the consequences of this kind of behavior maybe we can eliminate it all together. I believe reading these kinds of books empower our children to become critical thinkers. That way when they’re confronted with negative behavior like this they’ll be able to stand up for themselves.
This book is also a great history lesson as well. It takes place in a Southern town during the Civil Rights movement. It reflects the crisis of those times. It’s great to see how far we’ve come as a nation, but we still have a ways to go.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post! I’d love to read your thoughts on it, so leave a comment. If you have any books you’d like to recommend, put that in the comment section as well. I’d love to check them out.
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12 thoughts on “September’s Tween Meme for the Emblazoners!”
*Hangs head in shame* I’m not sure how, but I managed to miss this one all through my education. I am going to have to rectify that soon!
Thanks for stopping by Alan! I recommend checking it out! It’s a great story and I think you’d really like it! 🙂
Love, love,, love.
Thanks for stopping by Lois! I loved this book too! In fact, I did a blog hop a few weeks ago and I was reminded of all the books I loved reading when I was growing up. This one certainly brings back memories! 🙂
OMG – one of my fav all-time books, Lisa! My grade seven teacher read it to us – a little each day after lunch – and I soooo looked forward to it! It’s amazing how some books stand the test of time. Kudos on your pick!
Thanks for stopping by Sharon. I’ve loved it ever since I read it the first time. I’ve carried it with me through the years and it’s one that I still go back to from time to time. 🙂
I obviously loved this book because I’ve never forgotten it after all this time. I think I read it in 5th grade – over the summer – because I read everything I could get my hands on even then. It’s such a wonderful, wonderful story.
Thanks for stopping by Cordelia. Yes it is a great story and I really identified with Scout. I liked it that she was a tomboy! 🙂
I agree with you on this one. It’s a wonderful story. It was one of my literature books in high school. It’s mentioned in the MG novel I’m working on now in relation to the justice system where I live.
Thanks for stopping by J.L. I loved this story and it’s mentioned in my Super Spies series as well. I read it in school too, I can’t remember what grade…it was a long time ago! LOL! Good luck to you on your novel! 🙂
I love this one, too, Lisa. Alan, you have to read it!
http://michelleisenhoff.com/2011/05/20/to-kill-a-mockingbird-by-harper-lee-book-review/ (Just for fun. :))
Thanks for stopping by Michelle. This book is one of my faves! 🙂