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"To Kill a Mockingbird

YA Authors Share Their Fave Books As Teens

| Lauren | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

To help celebrate Teen Read Week, our friends at Scholastic talked to famous authors to find out what books they loved when they were teenagers. Have ...

YA Authors Share Their Fave Books As Teens

oomscholasticblog.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

Coe Booth, author of Tyrell and Bronxwood (September 2011), chose Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. "I read this book so many times ...

Finding the Souls of Politicians Through the Books They Read

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 12.10.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

he question of whether a politician reads at all is a good one, and should be asked and answered more often. But the question of which books a politician has loved throughout his or her lifetime must be asked and answered.

Five Books That Blew Our Minds, 1955-1975

Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

At first glance, these books have very little in common -- a racially-charged tome and one of the most praised linguistic publications in history, a "...

Sexpert Susie Bright: The Novel I Read a Million Jillion Times

Susie Bright | Posted 11.08.2011 | Books
Susie Bright

How did reading get to be such a faster-pussycat-hurry-up activity? We listen to favorite songs over and over without apology or distraction. They make us feel good, no explanation necessary. But with books, there's this myth that it takes a "long time".

10 Black & White Movies for People Who Won't Watch Black & White Movies

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If I could get all those black and white haters out there to watch just ten titles -- movies that constituted absolutely essential viewing -- which would they be?

Young Adult Fiction: Let Teens Choose

Chris Crutcher | Posted 09.20.2011 | Books
Chris Crutcher

Let's just say at the outset that, in my opinion, Meghan Cox Gurdon has an agenda. And to be fair let's also say that, in my opinion, so do I.

The Beckhams Spark Book Sales, Invite Justin Bieber for Private Show

Posted 09.19.2011 | Celebrity

Although she's not even two weeks old, looks like little Harper Seven Beckham takes after her mommy. Not only is she "daddy's little girl," but in tru...

What Happens When A Bro Writes Poetry?

Brian McGackin | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books
Brian McGackin

Why are so many guys afraid of poetry? Is it because they don't think they'll get it? Is it too mushy and emotional and girly for their manliness to handle? Screw that.

Feminine Tosh

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women
Meg Waite Clayton

At Printer's Row Book Festival in Chicago last weekend, a big topic of conversation was a remark by a prominent male writer that no woman writer was his equal. He used the term "feminine tosh."Tosh" swiftly became the buzz word of the weekend.

Literary Characters Who Should Be Tweeting

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

As any true Joyce fan knows, Bloomsday is fast approaching, and this year, thanks to Twitter, there will be a new way to celebrate. One dedicated fan ...

HuffPost Review: Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hey, Boo celebrates a novel, an imagination and, ultimately, a defining piece of Americana. It's always nice to see a movie that values literature and literacy -- and this is one of the better ones.

Why Harper Lee Never Wrote Another Book

latimes.com | Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

Many books and films have partisans who insist their works are loved and admired by the American people, but "To Kill a Mockingbird" is the real thing...

Confusion Over Harper Lee Book Continues

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 06.29.2011 | Books

The author of a forthcoming book about the ever-private Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” insisted on Friday that she had the coopera...

Harper Lee Denies Cooperating With New Book

Harper Lee | Posted 06.28.2011 | Books

People are inevitably curious about Harper Lee. The author of the much-loved novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" has kept to herself since the book's public...

New Harper Lee Biography To Include Unique Perspective

AP | Posted 06.27.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- A new book about "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee will include a unique perspective: Harper Lee's. "The Mockingbird Next Door," ...

Most Frequently Reread Library Books (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We asked HuffPost Readers to tell us which books they reread the most. But we also wondered which library books people most frequently reread. It wasn...

Favorite Rereads: What Do You Come Back To Time And Time Again? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

Author François Mauriac once said, "Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are' is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what ...

To Kill A Mockingbird Reminds Us That Compassion Holds The Key To Change

Matt Litton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt Litton

To Kill a Mockingbird forces us to look beneath the surface of our well-intentioned rhetoric ... It affirms that it is not propaganda, religious dogma, or political power that is the catalyst for change -- it is compassion.

Blackberries Off: Ten Essential Movies For Easily Distracted Twenty-Somethings

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What if we only had a month in which to force our young adult offspring to see ten essential movies before they succumbed entirely to short-form digital content? My own personal picks.

Holocaust Deniers, Pedophiles And Terrorists As Authors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week in The Independent, journalist Boyd Tonkin took a peculiar twist on the notion of "banned books," composing a list of dangerous texts that m...

Banned Books Week 2010

American Library Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
American Library Association

15 of the most iconic, popular, and/or celebrated movies of all time -- all of which are based on books that have been banned, formally challenged, or burned.

Banned Books

The New York Times | AMANDA CHRISTY BROWN and HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of intellectual freedom and draws attention to the harms of...

Obama Accepts Unreleased Jonathan Franzen Novel From Bookseller

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Little did President Obama know that by accepting an early copy of "Freedom," the new Jonathan Franzen novel, he would set off a small panic in the pu...

How Old is Wisdom?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan had an interesting take this weekend (July 17) on President Obama's poll numbers and problems with the economy ...