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To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee (Story was published in the 60s but SET in the 30s) By Harper Lee (Story was published in the 60s but SET in the 30s)

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1 To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee (Story was published in the 60s but SET in the 30s) By Harper Lee (Story was published in the 60s but SET in the 30s)

2 To Kill a Mockingbird? Think of killing a mockingbird like being prejudiced to someone who doesnt deserve it. This is a central theme in the story. Hear a mockingbird: In the 1930s, we had not come as far yet with civil rights. This book changed views. Think of killing a mockingbird like being prejudiced to someone who doesnt deserve it. This is a central theme in the story. Hear a mockingbird: In the 1930s, we had not come as far yet with civil rights. This book changed views.

3 (you dont have to copy this) "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. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."

4 Mockingbird

5 Harper Lee Born in 1926 in Alabama. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for this book. This is Lees only novel. Her father was a newspaper editor, he practiced law, and he served as a senator. Lee was a student at the University of Alabama. Born in 1926 in Alabama. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for this book. This is Lees only novel. Her father was a newspaper editor, he practiced law, and he served as a senator. Lee was a student at the University of Alabama.

6 Harper Lee Continued She later went to Oxford. She went to New York for a career in writing. She was friends with Truman Capote. This picture is from 2006.

7 The Great Depression Began in October of The stock market crash triggered it. Economic problems led to many other problems for people, both personally and politically. Began in October of The stock market crash triggered it. Economic problems led to many other problems for people, both personally and politically.

8 Life in the 1930s... What do you think prices were like? Candy Bar: Rent: Newspaper: Ice cream: See Word Doc


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