Friday, July 31, 2015
HAVE YOU READ THE MOCKINGBIRD BOOK?
When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee included, but not everyone in their class share their enthusiasm so they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the this Harper Lee classic. They plan controversial ways to get people to read the book, including re-shelving copies of the book in bookstores so that people think they are missing and starting a website devoted to targeting "the mockingbird." At first their efforts have the intended buzz and people are hungry for the book, but soon things spin out of control and they unwittingly start a mini revolution in the name of book.
In this slim novel, I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acompora will inspire middle grade readers to want to read this American classic. This is not a story for everyone, but for mature readers from 6th grade and up.