Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and America's Iconic Film Mean to Us Today

Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and America's Iconic Film Mean to Us Today

Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters more today than ever before. With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird's poignant but clear eyed examination of human nature has cemented its status as a global classic. Tom Santopietr Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the be...

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Title:Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and America's Iconic Film Mean to Us Today
Author:Tom Santopietro
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1250163757
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and America's Iconic Film Mean to Us Today Reviews

  • RJ McGill
    Jul 19, 2018
    Her words ring down through the generations, falling as forcefully as the free-flowing waters of Niagara. A book that took a decade to write, garnered a Pulitzer for the author, and a career-defining role for one Hollywood A-Lister. Now Tom Santopietro digs deep, peeling away the hype,...
  • Roxane
    May 14, 2018
    I did not care for this book. At all. Review forthcoming. ...
  • Brent Soderstrum
    May 29, 2018
    I won this book through GoodReads First Read program. I had never read TKAM nor had I seen the movie before winning this book. I figured it was a sign that I needed to do so. I read the book and watched the movie before reading this book which takes a deeper dive into both the book ...
  • Biblio Files (takingadayoff)
    May 18, 2018
    I've enjoyed Tom Santopietro's books about the movies and the stars (The Sound of Music Story, Considering Doris Day, etc.), so I was looking forward to his treatment of To Kill a Mockingbird. I have to give him credit, he tackled all the controversial aspects of the book and the movie...
  • Anna
    Apr 26, 2018
    This book had a LOT of information about Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird. I felt like I probably should have re-read To Kill a Mockingbird and probably read Go Set A Watchman before I started this book. I did appreciate the history, not just of TKAM but also of Harper Lee and ever...
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    Jun 13, 2018
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    Jul 11, 2018
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  • Jaclyn (sixminutesforme)
    Jun 30, 2018
    Admittedly I wanted to read this after reading Roxane Gay?s review - To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) is a very special book in my life and for all its faults is one of the most iconic books of its time. I?ve read quite a lot around the context of the novel, Harper Lee and the film ada...
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    Apr 12, 2018
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  • Janet
    May 14, 2018
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why "T...
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    Aug 02, 2018
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  • Carol
    Jul 04, 2018
    4+ Enlightening Stars for me! NELLE HARPER LEE - April 28, 1926 - February 19, 2016. Its all here....How it all came to be....the novel, the screenplay, the movie, and discussion of "America's Original National Sin......Slavery." Perhaps I'm the only one, but did not know TKAM was a se...
  • Mary Nee
    May 10, 2018
    An interesting read about the book and film. ...
  • Exapno Mapcase
    Apr 30, 2018
    This is a Goodreads First Reads review. Santopietro provides a thorough look at Harper Lee?s most famous work. He starts out with Ms. Lee herself, with a childhood that closely resembled Scout?s and follows that with the publication and resultant exaltations. Then the story shif...
  • Anita
    May 12, 2018
    An excellent way to refresh one's memoies of the book. Like good non-fiction books it can be enjoyed in small bites or read consecutively. ...
  • Lorraine
    Aug 04, 2018
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  • John
    Jul 04, 2018
    Attached is a link to my review. https://johngrecoauthor.com/2018/07/1... ...
  • William Goodhart
    Aug 01, 2018
    I picked this up from the library (where it had just arrived as a ?New Book?) because I feel that race still matters an awfully lot - and I remember the book as ground breaking. This book illuminates the life of Harper Lee - and even Truman Capote - while it also explicates the fil...
  • Emily Bormann
    Jul 27, 2018
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  • SundayAtDusk
    Jun 27, 2018
    Since I recently read Joseph Crespino's Atticus Finch: The Biography, I'm not sure why I decided to read this book by Tom Santopietro. I'm not really a fan of To Kill a Mockingbird, and only read it after reading Go Set a Watchman. I also only saw the entire movie, with Gregory Peck, f...
  • Beverly Hollandbeck
    Aug 02, 2018
    This may not be the official, definitive book about TKAM, but it certainly is the most comprehensive. Everything you wanted to know about To Kill a Mockingbird. It covers the author, the writing process, the publishing, the response, the movie, the sequel, even what happened to the cas...
  • Christopher
    Apr 30, 2018
    A fantastic and fascinating read that feels more relevant than ever today. ...
  • Denise
    May 10, 2018
    I don't know the facts well (so can't rate whether the details are correct), but to me this seemed an extremely scholarly book ...
  • Salena Moffat
    Jul 25, 2018
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  • Keisha Montoya
    May 27, 2018
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  • Kevin Hartigan
    Aug 04, 2018
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  • Juli
    Aug 10, 2018
    I recently re-read To Kill A Mockingbird. The classic novel is one of 100 books chosen for The Great American Read. I remembered loving the book when I read it in high school and again in college. I think I liked it even more re-reading it as a middle-aged adult. Tom Santpietro's b...
  • Pamela
    Jul 14, 2018
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  • Cheryl
    Apr 03, 2018
    Why to kill a mockingbird matters by Tom Santopietro As much a biography of Harper Lee as it is a telling of the era?s racial climate surrounding the book?s publication, subsequent film production and Academy award for Gregory Peck. The back story to Lee was quite interesting, ...
  • Genereams
    May 10, 2018
    I love the book it is by far the greatest book of all time in my opinion. ...