A Few of My Mom's Favorite Books

In honor of Mother’s Day, I interviewed my mom, asking her to share a few of her favorite books. Below is a list of some of her favorites! 307 more words

Book Lists

My Favorite Scene: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) "All Men Are Created Equal"

To Kill a Mockingbird is rare adaptation of a literary classic that matches its source material.  Harper Lee’s novel of a principled man defending an African-American accused of rape in Depression-era Mississippi was brilliantly brought to the screen over 55 years ago.  164 more words


Because Books Don't Go Away: Racism in Historical Kid Lit

Several months ago, at a used-book sale at my local library, I happened upon The Mystery at Lilac Inn, by Carolyn Keene. I scooped up the dark blue volume, with its orange silhouette of the famed “girl detective,” and paged through it. 1,093 more words

Writer's Life

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Broadway Dispute Settled; Show Will Go On

Three weeks before its scheduled trial date, the lawsuit over the Aaron Sorkin-penned Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird has been settled. The estate of book author Harper Lee and producer Scott Rudin’s Rudinplay announced the deal today (read the settlement filing  338 more words

Breaking News

Books I'd Save From a Fire

Hello Book Lovers!
I’ve never been very attached to material objects. It’s easy for me to get rid of things that are taking up space, the one exception, however, is books. 600 more words

Top 5 Tuesday

Hurry Sundown (1967)

“It just might be that cousin Henry doesn’t know what a conscience is” Rad McDowell

A little bit of research into Hurry Sundown and one of the first things that pops up is its inclusion in a book called ‘The Fifty Worst Films Of All Time.’ That may have been a little harsh. 1,193 more words

Michael Caine

Attempt 127 - Mockingbird

“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. 21 more words