Thursday, September 30, 2010

It is banned books week. The law school is hosting a banned book reading. A couple of Cree's professors are reading exerts from To Kill a Mocking Bird, Catcher in the Rye, and Twilight. It really breaks my heart that To Kill a Mocking Bird is banned. Whenever anyone asks what my favorite book is, it is always the first thing that pops out of my mouth. 

It was one of the first of many books my mama ever read to me as a little girl. She did all the voices, but says that I would tell her she didn't have to. It was also the first book Cree and I ever read out loud together. I still remember looking over and seeing a little tear in Cree's eye when we read about the courtroom audience standing for Atticus. It gives me chills just thinking about how powerful that part of the book is. 

I found the image above from GOOD magazine's site about banned books. I've never read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but it sure has a pretty rad cover. 

1 comment:

  1. I would suggest not looking into analysis into TKAM. Unless you want to read scholars who thought Atticus (and the book itself) was racist.

    Even after I finished that project, I still love Atticus. And Gregory Peck for that matter.