Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird” is both iconic and controversial.
You can’t argue against it being controversial, as it is always being censored for some reason or another.
It’s iconic as it has been read numerous times, and has defeated many an argument.
For one Mississippi school district, it’s being pulled as it ‘makes people uncomfortable.’
A message on the school’s website says “To Kill A Mockingbird” teaches students that compassion and empathy don’t depend upon race or education.
The truth of the matter is the book is meant to make people feel uncomfortable. It challenges many people on what they think and feel.
On a personal level, I’ve always enjoyed “To Kill A Mockingbird.” It has always been one of my most favorite books I’ve read. “Of Mice and Men” is another. Both of these books have incredible storylines. Another that recently made that list for me was “Same Kind of Different as Me.”
Each one of these stories hooks you emotionally and forces a level of discomfort. It’s a tool used by writers for both paper and screen.
It’s time people set aside using their feelings alone as their decision maker, and look objectively at the issues at hand.