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Random musings on reading and books from a librarian in training.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Big Read - To Kill a Mockingbird

Thanks to one of my favorite radio stations (WUMB), I learned that eastern Mass and Boston are participating in the Big Read. The book that's been chosen is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

On Saturday, May 10, there will be a Mockingbird Festival with music, a mock trial, readings and more. There are a number of events leading up to the festival.

WUMB also held a song writing contest and a CD of the winning songs is planned. Some big names will also be taking part, performing songs that were inspired by the book including Vance Gilbert, Erin McKeown and Tift Merrit.

To Kill a Mockingbird was the only book notoriously reclusive author Harper Lee wrote. She won a Pulitzer prize and a movie was made based on the book with Gregory Peck playing Atticus Finch.

Happy reading!

1 comment:

Park Street Rambler said...

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorites. I'll have to check out the festival.

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