Movie Time at the Carnival of Homeschooling

This week, it's movie review at the Carnival of Homeschooling – Top 10 Film Edition over at Homeschool Dad's blog.  Check it out.

I shared one of my favorite movies and that is To Kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck.  Justice was done to Harper Lee's only novel.  

Scout and Atticus

I like Harper Lee.  From Wikipedia:

Lee showed her feistiness in her 1966 letter to the editor in response to the attempts of a Richmond, Virginia area school board to ban To Kill a Mockingbird as "immoral literature":

 

Recently I have received echoes down this way of the Hanover County School Board's activities, and what I've heard makes me wonder if any of its members can read.

Surely it is plain to the simplest intelligence that “To Kill a Mockingbird” spells out in words of seldom more than two syllables a code of honor and conduct, Christian in its ethic, that is the heritage of all Southerners. To hear that the novel is "immoral" has made me count the years between now and 1984, for I have yet to come across a better example of doublethink.

I feel, however, that the problem is one of illiteracy, not Marxism. Therefore I enclose a small contribution to the Beadle Bumble Fund that I hope will be used to enroll the Hanover County School Board in any first grade of its choice.[7]

This is one of my favorite excerpts from the book.  It's a classic:

Miss Caroline, Scout’s first grade teacher, scolds Scout because she already knows how to read.  "Your father does not know how to teach" (24) Miss Caroline pronounces of Atticus.  She forbids Scout from reading with Atticus and begins the year upset with, perhaps, her smartest student.    

Harper Lee


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