Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

To BAN a Mockingbird & the N Word

Teaching its history, its themes, and its two heroes

Photo by Fabiola Peñalba on Unsplash

“There has been some high talk that I shouldn’t be defending Tom Robinson.” Atticus explains to his eight-year-old daughter, Scout.

“Then why are you doin’ it? She asks.

“For a number of reasons,” said Atticus, “The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head

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Robert Pacilio

Robert Pacilio

Former public school teacher for 32 years and San Diego County “Teacher of the Year.” Author of five novels available on amazon and at www.robertpacilio.net.