In honor of the BIG READ, the the morning and evening discussion groups will meet in a combined effort and meet on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30pm. That particular discussion will be led by Jennifer Lee who is a UNH-M Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature. She is a roaming humanist for book discussions, the Connections literacy program, and other humanities projects. She is senior editor at Inquiry, the University of New Hampshire’s online undergraduate research journal. Please join us to discuss this classic.
TEENS~Wednesday, March 10, 6:30pm (high school age)
ADULTS~Tuesday, March 23, 6:30pm
The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.
Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.
The Big Read: NH Reads To Kill a Mockingbird is a project of the Center for the Book at the NH State Library.
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.