Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee’s Book
and the Iconic American Film Mean To Us Today
Meticulous attention to detail… Readers not familiar with the stories behind the novel and film will find much to relish.” -Publishers Weekly
We’re super excited about our next giveaway! This time, we’ll be giving away TWELVE COPIES of the book “Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters” by critically-acclaimed author Thomas Santopietro, courtesy of St. Martin’s Press. This is a must-read for Mockingbird fans, as Thomas explores why this iconic classic matters today more than ever. Plus he reveals behind-the-scenes stories from the film including casting sessions, picking a director and more…
In order to qualify to win one of these books via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Aug 18 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick a winner on six different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.
- July 14: Two Winners
- July 21: Two Winners
- July 28: Two Winners
- Aug 4: Two Winners
- Aug 11: Two Winners
- Aug 18: Two Winners
We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub (or this blog, depending how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday July 15 at 9PM EST.
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, Aug 18 at 9PM EST— BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…
1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post
2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win the “Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @StMartinsPress author @TomSantopietro and @ClassicMovieHub contest link: http://ow.ly/6HrF30kS4pe
Why do you love most about “To Kill a Mockingbird” (book or film)? And if you are unfamiliar with it, why do you want to win this book?
*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…
About “Why To Kill a Mockingbird”: With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird’s poignant but clear eyed examination of human nature has cemented its status as a global classic. Tom Santopietro’s new book, Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, takes a 360 degree look at the Mockingbird phenomenon both on page and screen. Santopietro traces the writing of To Kill a Mockingbird, the impact of the Pulitzer Prize, and investigates the claims that Lee’s book is actually racist. Here for the first time is the full behind the scenes story regarding the creation of the 1962 film, one which entered the American consciousness in a way that few other films ever have. From the earliest casting sessions to the Oscars and the 50th Anniversary screening at the White House, Santopietro examines exactly what makes the movie and Gregory Peck’s unforgettable performance as Atticus Finch so captivating. As Americans yearn for an end to divisiveness, there is no better time to look at the significance of Harper Lee’s book, the film, and all that came after.
Please note that only residents of the Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible to win.
Here’s a short trailer about the book, narrated by author Tom Santopietro.
And please be sure to check out other classic books by Tom Santopietro too!
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub