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I Kill the Mockingbird

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I Kill the Mockingbird

By Paul Acampora

Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596437425, 163pp.

Publication Date: May 20, 2014

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Description

When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see "To Kill A Mockingbird" included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic. They plan controversial ways to get people to read the book, including re-shelving copies of the book in bookstores so that people think they are missing and starting a website committed to "destroying the mockingbird." Their efforts are successful when all of the hullabaloo starts to direct more people to the book. But soon, their exploits start to spin out of control and they unwittingly start a mini revolution in the name of books.

This title has Common Core connections.



About the Author
Paul Acampora is an avid reader, an enthusiastic dad, and a ferocious fan of being human. Paul lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two kids. Paul is a frequent contributor to the Scholastic Storyworks magazine. I Kill the Mockingbird is his third novel for young readers.


Praise For I Kill the Mockingbird

"Funny, poignant, and quirky." - School Library Journal "Fans of Janet Tashjian's The Gospel According to Larry series will enjoy this look at how the power of creativity and the internet can cause a cultural movement . . . Acampora's novel is for lovers of literature, especially how the classics work in the current moment." - VOYA "Literary terrorists hit Connecticut, but things go awry for a trio of well-meaning book addicts . . . The spot-on dialogue combines with the irresistible appeal of young teenagers enthusiastically pursuing bad ideas for a fast, page-flipping read." -- Kirkus Reviews

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