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The Great American Read – revealed!

Earlier this week, PBS and WGBH (our local PBS station!) announced the results of its 2018 Great American Read: “To Kill a Mockingbird was voted by viewers as America’s #1 best-loved novel in The Great American Read.” Here’s more from The Horn Book about this American classic: A Second Look: The Long Life of a Mockingbird […]

A Second Look: The Long Life of a Mockingbird

To make a Tequila Mockingbird, chill your martini glass and cocktail shaker in the freezer. After half an hour, remove the shaker,  throw in a handful of ice, one and a half ounces of tequila, three quarters of an ounce creme de menthe, and the juice of one lime. Shake vigorously, pour into a chilled […]

#Stuffwhitepeoplelike: Go Set a Watchman

The Harpers Lee and Collins have certainly presented readers with a lively spectacle these past six months with the promise of another novel by the famous first-novelist-forever Lee. Go Set a Watchman was written  and submitted to Lippincott before To Kill a Mockingbird (published in 1960). Opinion seems to be divided as to whether Watchman should be considered […]

From The Guide: More Mockingbird

The following reviews are from The Horn Book Guide and The Horn Book Guide Online. For information about subscribing to the Guide and the Guide Online, please visit www.hbook.com/subscriber-info. Ellsworth, Loretta In Search of Mockingbird 183 pp. Holt 2007. ISBN 978-0-8050-7236-5 YA Motivated by her late mother’s diary, aspiring writer Erin spontaneously buys a bus […]