7 Books That Blew Our Minds at 16

7 Books That Blew Our Minds at 16

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Let me tell you a secret about young people. You ready? They grow up. They get older and become adults. But, when they’re young, their brains are like bowls into which you add chocolate chips, cookie dough, and a little pinch of cayenne. Place on baking sheet in teaspoon-sized balls, and bake at 350 degrees until the balls brown around the edges. When they are done, they are chocolate chip cookies. And they are delicious to eat.   Young people’s thoughts can be wonderful desserts if only we use the right ingredients. The ingredients, as you may guess, are books. …

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Is Supposed to Make You Uncomfortable

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Is Supposed to Make You Uncomfortable

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Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, has sparked debate throughout the country over time as it is repeatedly contested in school districts. The book is continuing to be an issue for some as it was banned from the eight grade curriculum in Biloxi, Mississippi, as it “makes people uncomfortable.” To that I’d say, “That’s the point.”    Many can agree that the most influential works of literature are the ones that make us ask the important questions. Refusing to discuss difficult topics solves nothing. Imagine growing up hearing, “You are forbidden from having sex, ever.” I’m not sure if …

A Very Different Atticus Finch Awaits Us in New ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Adaptation

A Very Different Atticus Finch Awaits Us in New ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Adaptation

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In 2016, producer Scott Rudin acquired the stage rights to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and brought on veteran writer Aaron Sorkin to pen the script. Sorkin is a pretty busy guy, having just made his directorial debut with Molly’s Game. This story unsurprisingly got sidelined. But The New York Times announced its December 2018 Broadway premiere in a cartoonishly large ad.   I, too, like to place two-page ads for things that are happening next December pic.twitter.com/pwsMRO6FYG — Jackson McHenry (@McHenryJD) September 6, 2017   Vulture asked Sorkin about his take on Mockingbird at the Toronto Film Festival …

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Covers From Around the World

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Covers From Around the World

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You love ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’. We love ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’. THE WHOLE WORLD loves ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’! We hope you’ll enjoy checking out TKAM cover art from around the world as much as we did.   1. USA   Image courtesy of Wikipedia   2. China     3. USSR    Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/2vAAOaf   4. France   Image courtesy of AbeBooks   5. Poland    Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/2vYGP1A   6. Israel   Image courtesy of Sporcle     7. Greece   Image courtesy of Sporcle   8. Thailand   Image courtesy of Sporcle   9.  Netherlands …

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Covers From Around the World

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Covers From Around the World

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You love ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’. We love ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’. THE WHOLE WORLD loves ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’! We hope you’ll enjoy checking out TKAM cover art from around the world as much as we did.   1. USA   Image courtesy of Wikipedia   2. China     3. USSR    Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/2vAAOaf   4. France   Image courtesy of AbeBooks   5. Poland    Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/2vYGP1A   6. Israel   Image courtesy of Sporcle     7. Greece   Image courtesy of Sporcle   8. Thailand   Image courtesy of Sporcle   9.  Netherlands …