Siegal Lifelong Learning Program offers course on To Kill a Mockingbird in May

The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will offer a course titled “To Ban a Mockingbird in 2018” in May.

The course will meet on Wednesdays May 9–30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Registration is available online.

About the course

To Kill a Mockingbird is a masterpiece of American literature that speaks to our current time as poignantly as it did in 1960. This work continues to be banned from school reading lists due to its controversial subject material. Harper Lee’s characters are vivid and lively, enmeshed in issues of family, community and the greater struggles of American society.

The tender voice of the 9-year-old Scout Finch narrates the impact of the tension-filled trial on a sleepy southern town. The timeless issues of class, courage, compassion and gender roles are all seen through the lens of an innocent child as a crisis of conscience hits the town