MOCKINGBIRD VOTED AMERICA’S BEST-LOVED NOVEL
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.