December 25th is a pretty amazing day. And I am not referring to the Jesus’ birthday party…instead, the day To Kill A Mockingbird was released on the big screen. 50 years ago this year. Two Years after the book release and one year after Ms. Lee’s Pulitzer, Gregory Peck revealed his flawless Atticus performance to the world; we finally put a face to Jem, Scout and their guardian angel Boo and watched as redemption, justice and love worked its way through the fictional town of Maycomb Alabama, overpowering a disgusting display of racism.

No I wasn’t alive for its premiere, but I didn’t have to be to appreciate this masterpiece. This movie and book transcends time. It isn’t one of those stories or films that my daughter will scoff at because old people wrote it. It will be respected because the content is relevant even in a time where an African-American is the leader of the free world. By holding up ugly reminders of our prejudiced past, it shows us the power words have on the universe. In fact the life lessons in this classic are endless.

Pick it up and read it again. If you haven’t had a chance yet….well, it’s never too late.

Thank you Harper Lee.

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Sara O'Connor

A dreamer, a writer, a critic, an avid reader and the endless seeker of enlightenment through education. Basically, that translates to a girl who loves to read and discusses what she is reading and writing with anyone who will listen so that she doesn’t have to think about her obscenely large student loan debt. She holds a BA in pre-law, a Masters from Northeastern University in Communication Management with a focus in Social Media Marketing and Personal Branding and is currently working on an MFA in creative writing, but believes she has learned the most from writing…lots and lots of writing. She is also the owner of the literary and lifestyle business marketing an management firm, Voir Media Group.
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  • katherinekaceypage
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    I love this book….and I love it more than anything. Thanks for sharing.
    :)

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