To Kill a Mockingbird discussion this Thursday

This Thursday (June 26) the Library Book Club will discuss To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s classic tale of racism, justice, and growing up during the 1930s in a small town in Alabama. Professor of Law Lynne Marie Kohm will lead the discussion.

Even though you probably read this work in middle school, it definitely deserves a second read. Among other things, To Kill a Mockingbird is a great American Bildungsroman (coming-of-age story) and has been described as “the rare American novel that can be discovered with excitement in adolescence and reread into adulthood without fear of disappointment. Few novels so appealingly evoke the daily world of childhood in a way that seems convincing whether you are sixteen or sixty-six.”*

The discussion will take place at 12:00 in the Library Conference Room at 12:00 and is open to all readers, age 10 and up. Off-campus readers are invited to join the discussion live via Google Hangouts. For more information, please contact Harold Henkel at


*National Endowment for the Arts: The Big Read, To Kill a Mockingbird. http:www.neabigread.orgbooksmockingbird