What Would Atticus Think about Ferguson?

Take a few moments and read this thought provoking blog written by my friend Susan who has made me laugh, challenged me and inspired me through the years.

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My juniors started To Kill a Mockingbird this week, and I am once again reminded of how timeless this novel is. I love teaching this book for several reasons. 1. Atticus – does there even need to be any other reason? 2. The setting is sweet home Alabama, and even though my home state is known for racism and obesity (I will address that as soon as I finish my cheesecake), this novel also shows that some people, even when in the minority, can look past the color of a person’s skin. 3. I love Southern literature – the brown snowman, the teacher from North Alabama who didn’t want Scout reading at home (those crazy North Alabama teachers), Miss Maudie’s Lane cake, etc.

I scheduled this book during my pre-planning days in August, and what I didn’t realize then is we all need some Atticus wisdom this first week of…

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