Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a widely known book in the United States, that also talks about several issues in our society. It has become a staple in American literature, often found on high school book reading lists. Most students only know about this book because they had read or discussed it in class. The perspectives of teachers, thus, are what students are exposed to as teachers guide students in reading this book. It would be interesting to read an article that talks about this book without any influence from the culture of school, and the differences this might have in what someone learns after reading this book for leisure.
Great topic, although it might be hard to find sources that talk about the book without an educational context. I'd certainly be interested to hear the differences in reading for class vs. reading for leisure. Actually, you could do this with any book teachers tend to assign (The Great Gatsby, The Scarlet Letter, etc.) – Stephanie M.3 years ago