MOCK­ING­BIRD VOTED AMER­ICA’S BEST-LOVED NOVEL

Calgary Herald - - WORLD -

To Kill a Mock­ing­bird has been voted Amer­ica’s best-loved novel by read­ers na­tion­wide.

The 1960 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS’ The Great Amer­i­can Read sur­vey. More than four mil­lion votes were cast in the six-month-long con­test that put 100 ti­tles to the test.

The other top-five fin­ish­ers were Diana Ga­bal­don’s Out­lander se­ries; J.K. Rowl­ing’s Harry Pot­ter tales; Jane Austen’s Pride and Prej­u­dice; and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings fan­tasy saga.

Last week it was re­vealed teach­ers in Toronto’s Peel re­gion have been urged not to teach Mock­ing­bird be­cause it was al­legedly harm­ful, vi­o­lent and op­pres­sive.

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