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To Kill A Mocking Bird: Affect on Pop Culture

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Transcript of To Kill A Mocking Bird: Affect on Pop Culture

References in Books and Comics
TKAM the Book
TKAM in Theatre
In 2013, the Virginia Repertory Theatre performed
To Kill a Mockingbird
On Television
Pretty Little Liars (2010)- The episode's name was "To Kill a Mocking Girl"; The book was studied previously as well
In Music
A British band are called the Boo Radleys because they became inspired by Boo Radley.
TKAM in Movies
The Help (2011)- Was set at the time of the segregated South just as TKAM
To Kill A Mocking Bird
: Affect on Pop Culture

On It's 50th Year Anniversary
Critics who watched the play came from STYLE Weekly and Richmond Times-Dispatch
Johnny Cash- Man In Black
Became a Pulitzer Prize Winner in 1961

More than 30 million copies sold (750,000 copies sold each year)

Has never been out of print, and has been translated into 40 languages

In a 2008 survey, it was noted as the most read book by students grades 9-12

By: Sarah Hamrock
From books to media to clothing,
To Kill A Mockingbird
has affected pop culture in many ways throughout the 20th century and even til this day.
HarperCollins published
Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
written by Mary McDonagh Murphy
Perks of Being a Wallflower
(2012)- TKAM was the novel assigned to read in English class
In the DC Comics, Clark Kent's (Superman) favorite movie is
To Kill a Mockingbird
From Everybody Loves Raymond (2003)- As Debra was writing her college thesis on
To Kill a Mockingbird
, Raymond was urged to buy her an original copy of To Kill a Mockingbird
The band Ra Ra Riot's song "Each Year" was inspired by TKAM
Johnny Cash's song "Man in Black" and "Folsom Prison Blues" were inspired by TKAM as well as John Lennon's song "Imagine"
Bad Teacher (2011)- TKAM was used in English class as working materials
People Inspired by TKAM
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis named their daughter Scout from Scout in TKAM
David and Victoria Beckham named their youngest daughter Harper Seven, the same name as the author Harper Lee
The band from Blink-182 created the clothing line Atticus; the logo shows a dead bird
TKAM the Movie
Received eight Academy Award nominations; Won three of them

Earned six Oscar nominations; won two of them

Gregory Peck (Atticus Finch)- Academy Award Winner for Best Actor
To Kill a Mockingbird: Then and Now
The book was set and written in the years after the Great Depression. In the years following, racism and segregation were large aspects of the Southern way of life. The book gave a deep feeling and imagination of what it felt like living in the South at the time. It made people reading this book realize that this is a big issue.
Since the Civil Rights Movement, segregation has left the minds of many; however, racism still lingers to many people in all areas of the nation. In some areas, racism is taken in more sensitively than in others. Considering the ongoing racism in TKAM versus present-day, racism has decreased in high numbers.
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