Учебники | One Direction - History. | Area no Kishi Subtitle Indonesia
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and America's Iconic Film Mean to Us Today” as Want to Read:
Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and America's Iconic Film Mean to Us Today
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and America's Iconic Film Mean to Us Today

by
4.18  ·  Rating details ·  17 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters more today than ever before.

With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird's poignant but clear eyed examination of human nature has cemented its status as a global classic. Tom Santopietr
...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: June 19th 2018 by St. Martin's Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters

Community Reviews

(showing 1-48)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Roxane
May 14, 2018 added it
I did not care for this book. At all. Review forthcoming.
Cheryl
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Why to kill a mockingbird matters by Tom Santopietro

As much a biography of Harper Lee as it is a telling of the era’s racial climate surrounding the book’s publication, subsequent film production and Academy award for Gregory Peck.
The back story to Lee was quite interesting, her familial life leading up to her semi-autobiographical writing of Mockingbird. Her tomboy ways, attorney father and how the mental maladies of her mother absented her from the novel.

The interweaving of other writers, sing
...more
Janet
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018ng, kindle
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher ---
Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why "To Kill Mockingbird" matters more today than ever before.

With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird’s poignant but clear-eyed examination of human nature has cemented its status as a global classic. Tom Santopie
...more
Biblio Files (takingadayoff)
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've enjoyed Tom Santopietro's books about the movies and the stars (The Sound of Music Story, Considering Doris Day, etc.), so I was looking forward to his treatment of To Kill a Mockingbird. I have to give him credit, he tackled all the controversial aspects of the book and the movie and didn't shy away from discussing them from all angles.

The first part of the book details Harper Lee's life and her writing of the novel. Following the "discovery" of Go Set a Watchman, we all learned many of t
...more
Brent Soderstrum
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-read
I won this book through GoodReads First Read program.

I had never read TKAM nor had I seen the movie before winning this book. I figured it was a sign that I needed to do so. I read the book and watched the movie before reading this book which takes a deeper dive into both the book and the movie.

In this book we learn more about Nelle Harper Lee and how TKAM was basically based on her childhood growing up in Monroeville, Alabama. It was fun to see how Truman Capote was really the Dill character. A
...more
Anna
Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it
This book had a LOT of information about Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird. I felt like I probably should have re-read To Kill a Mockingbird and probably read Go Set A Watchman before I started this book. I did appreciate the history, not just of TKAM but also of Harper Lee and everything that had happened in her life. I was completely unaware that GSAW was written as her original book and was just left in a safe deposit box for several decades. The book did also put a great perspective on ho ...more
Exapno Mapcase
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This is a Goodreads First Reads review.

Santopietro provides a thorough look at Harper Lee’s most famous work. He starts out with Ms. Lee herself, with a childhood that closely resembled Scout’s and follows that with the publication and resultant exaltations. Then the story shifts to the film with insightful biographies of the cast and crew. This will be a sublime read for book lovers.
Genereams
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the book it is by far the greatest book of all time in my opinion.
Anita
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An excellent way to refresh one's memoies of the book.

Like good non-fiction books it can be enjoyed in small bites or read consecutively.
Denise
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I don't know the facts well (so can't rate whether the details are correct), but to me this seemed an extremely scholarly book
Mary Nee
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
An interesting read about the book and film.
Christopher
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic and fascinating read that feels more relevant than ever today.
Angie
rated it it was amazing
Apr 12, 2018
Keisha Montoya
rated it liked it
May 27, 2018
Melissa Cheresnick
rated it really liked it
Jun 03, 2018
Carol
rated it it was amazing
Apr 10, 2018
Cheryl
rated it it was amazing
Mar 25, 2018
Kathryn
Mar 19, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: giveaways
To Kill a Mockingbird has always been one of my favorites. I am really interested in this deep dive into the book and film. Looking forward to getting this book and reading it.
Brant
marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2018
Patricia Reed
marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2018
St. Martin's Press
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2018
Kendra Morgan
marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2018
Kim
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Amy Wigand
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Joy
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Robin
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Steven Grubbs
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Lori Bennett
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Judy
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Terry Pearson
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Frederick Rotzien
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Ann Ellis
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Kim Ellis
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Paul
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Amy
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Emily Barry
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Jennifer
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Gary Green
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Heidi
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Micielle
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Joyce
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Melissa
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Mary Simmons
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Elizabeth  Leonard
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Barbara
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Vincent Schaefer
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
V Mckain
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
Michael  Rozes
marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
7 followers
Tom Santopietro is the author of seven books: Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, Barbara Cook: Then and Now, the bestselling The Sound of Music Story, The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me, Sinatra in Hollywood, Considering Doris Day (New York Times Sunday Book Review Editor’s Choice) and The Importance of Being Barbra. A frequent media commentator and interviewer, he lectures ...more
More about Tom Santopietro