Novelists, as well as the actress Mary Badham, who played To Kill a Mockingbird's narrator, Scout, reflect on this character and the ways in which she addresses issues of gender, race relations, and growing up in the South.
Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, and others recall their memories and impressions from reading To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time.
Students consider the impact of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, and share the scenes that resonate most with them.
Novelists and Southerners discuss Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and the bravery of the novel for addressing issues of segregation and racism in the South.
James McBride and Rick Bragg read passages from To Kill a Mockingbird on how historical realities of Southern life affect the characters in the novel.