During the years immediately following the novel's publication, Lee enjoyed the attention its popularity garnered her, granting interviews, visiting schools, and attending events honoring the book. In 1961, when To Kill a Mockingbird was in its 41st week on the bestseller list, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, stunning Harper Lee. It also won the Brotherhood Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews in the same year. Starting in 1964, Lee began to turn down interviews, complaining of monotonous questioning. She has declined ever since to talk with reporters about the book.
A brief biographical statement about Oprah; At 18, she won the Miss Black Tennessee pageant and a year later became the first black woman to anchor the evening news in Nashville. Winfrey further honed her broadcast skills in Baltimore before moving to Chicago to host a daily talk show in 1984. She was so popular that the series (A.M. Chicago) was renamed in her honor and became a national hit in syndication in 1986. Oprah quickly became a household name, a wildly successful yet still accessible woman who struggled with her weight and talked about surviving sexual molestation. But hosting a talk show wasn't all Winfrey had in mind.
In 1964 Helen received the highest award to a U.S citizen the presidential Medal of Freedom. Since Helen Keller was famous and had accomplished so much that Broadway had a show based on her life. ‘’ when we do the best that we can, we never know what miracles is wrought in our life.’’ When Helen Keller learned how to communicate it was a miracle because she didn’t know how to communicate before. ‘’Life is a faring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller never gave up and always went for new things.
The town of Maycomb is described in great detail, so that the reader gets the sense that Maycomb is more than a setting. It takes on the weight and importance of a character. It has certain social dynamics like racism. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the small fictional town of Maycomb in the 1930’s. Slavery and the Civil War still lurk around the town and the civil rights movement of the 1960’s has yet to come.
Prompt 2 (Ms. Samuels prompt) Right now I am reaching out to you Ms. Samuels I am going to miss you dearly. This year I have loved almost everything you have done this year, I feel I have gotten a lot smarter from your teaching habits. I will tell you there was one thing I did not enjoy fully, and that was the novel Johnny Tremain. I’m not saying I hated the book I am just saying at parts it was a little boring. Plus I say the book was very long, not that it was like a million pages, but I think it didn’t have that much action to speed it up, overall I would say to swap out Johnny Tremain with an amazing book called The Cay by Theodore Taylor.
When Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was first published in 1960, it was instantly a success. The story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama, a very racist community. It is told from six-year-old Jean Louise “Scout” Finch’s point of view. Through her young, innocent eyes she sees the effects racism has on everyone in the town, whether they are black or white. Everybody in Maycomb county is affected by racism in one way or another; however there are three people who are particularly affected by it.
Here is a Gail quote "to kill a Mockingbird is one of those books that has released large numbers of readers and has made a significant difference in the lives of individuals and culture as a as a whole (gale reference center). They both are very more wise men Atticus and Jake are role models. The two characters I am contrasting our Atticus Finch and Freddie Cobbs they are different because one is against prejudice and one is for prejudice. Atticus defends black people and Friday Cobbs tries to harm black people. Atticus is a wise lawyer who always knows best.
Well, let me set you all straight: not every Chick Lit book is a winner; some of them really are boring, predictable and just a plain waste of time! However, some earlier novels are exciting, light and frankly a breath of fresh air for anyone who wants escapism with a practical sense of reality. And as the genre evolves, the standard of writing has too. Writers such as Lindsey Kelk and Scarlett Bailey stride ahead with novels that are glamorous but realistic and genuinely get their audience excited about what they are reading. Sub-genres such as; “Marriage Lit” and “Christian Lit” have started springing up across the literary
Atticus is one of the best lawyers in the town of Maycomb; he is an excellent role model for many people to look up to. Even though most of Maycomb has put him down by calling him cruel names, he still dug up courage to defend Tom Robinson and the fight to see if he raped Mayella. Jem asked Atticus what he thought was going to happen and whether or not he was going to win, Atticus then said no, that was because “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,”(78). This shows determination and to still fight for what you think is right even if you already know you are going to lose. Notwithstanding, he already knew he was fighting a war with no gun, and had "after losing the case, which he surely should have won, Maycomb still chose to put him down quoting, “he's turned out a nigger-lover we'll never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb again.
“…and they all lived happily ever after.” For children any story that ends like this is good one. Is it the fact that they lived happy lives that made it good? What makes a good story? According to a blog posted by Dave Hood a hook, a desire to achieve a goal, interesting characters, a conflict, a challenge, obstacles, and a resolution make a good story. (Hood) Based on Hood’s viewpoint Alone & Altogether would not be a good story because there was no clear goal.