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Dill
$1 or more per month

SparkNotes, Character Analysis: Charles Parker "Dill" Harris 

"Jem and Scout’s summer neighbor and friend. Dill is a diminutive, confident boy with an active imagination. He becomes fascinated with Boo Radley and represents the perspective of childhood innocence." 

Welcome, Dills! Your enormous imagination makes up for your small stature. Every kid in the neighborhood needs a Dill to get into good trouble with.

  • 4 Weekly Lessons Each Month
  • A Monthly Newsletter 
  • Access to Our Quarterly Reading Club 
  • Updates on our Mockingbird History Curriculum for Kiddos
     
Jem
$5 or more per month

 SparkNotes, Character Analysis: Jem


"If Scout is an innocent girl who is exposed to evil at an early age and forced to develop an adult moral outlook, Jem finds himself in an even more turbulent situation. His shattering experience at Tom Robinson’s trial occurs just as he is entering puberty, a time when life is complicated and traumatic enough. His disillusionment upon seeing that justice does not always prevail leaves him vulnerable and confused at a critical, formative point in his life. Nevertheless, he admirably upholds the commitment to justice that Atticus instilled in him and maintains it with deep conviction."

Welcome, Jems!  Bring your questions, disillusionment, and incredibly admirable need for justice. The world needs more of you.

  • 4 Weekly Lessons Each Month
  • A Monthly Newsletter 
  • Access to Our Quarterly Reading Club 
  • Updates on our Mockingbird History Curriculum for Kiddos
     
Scout
$8 or more per month

SparkNotes, Character Analysis: Scout Finch

"Scout is a very unusual little girl, both in her own qualities and in her social position. She is unusually intelligent (she learns to read before beginning school), unusually confident (she fights boys without fear), unusually thoughtful (she worries about the essential goodness and evil of mankind), and unusually good (she always acts with the best intentions). In terms of her social identity, she is unusual for being a tomboy in the prim and proper Southern world of Maycomb."


Welcome, Scouts! You are beloved and adored. We love your intelligence, your confidence, your thoughtfulness and goodness—but most of all we love your precocious spunk and wit.
  

  • 4 Weekly Lessons Each Month
  • A Monthly Newsletter 
  • Access to Our Quarterly Reading Club 
  • Updates on our Mockingbird History Curriculum for Kiddos
     
Atticus
$12 or more per month

SparkNotes, Character Analysis: Atticus Finch

"As one of the most prominent citizens in Maycomb during the Great Depression, Atticus is relatively well off in a time of widespread poverty. Because of his penetrating intelligence, calm wisdom, and exemplary behavior, Atticus is respected by everyone, including the very poor. He functions as the moral backbone of Maycomb, a person to whom others turn in times of doubt and trouble."


Welcome, Atticus's! The world cannot express enough gratitude for the unwavering calmness and wisdom you bring to every storm. 

  

  • 4 Weekly Lessons Each Month
  • A Monthly Newsletter 
  • Access to Our Quarterly Reading Club 
  • Updates on our Mockingbird History Curriculum for Kiddos
     
Calpurnia
$15 or more per month

SparkNotes, Character Analysis: Calpurnia 


"Calpurnia is the Finch family’s cook, a black woman, and a mother figure to Scout. Scout describes Calpurnia as a strict, demanding, and unsentimental “tyrannical presence.” At the same time, Scout treats Calpurnia with more genuine respect and obedience than the female members of her own family, such as her Aunt Alexandra. Scout doesn’t give much thought to Calpurnia’s personal life outside her work for Scout’s family, but the reader learns that Calpurnia has a had a difficult and painful life, rarely seeing her own children while she took care of Scout and Jem. Calpurnia also functions as Scout’s, and the reader’s, window into the world of the black citizens of Maycomb."


Welcome, Calpurnias! Thank for your "tyrannical presence". We genuinely respect your hard work, sacrifice and journey. May the work we do here honor you.

  • 4 Weekly Lessons Each Month
  • A Monthly Newsletter 
  • Access to Our Quarterly Reading Club 
  • Updates on our Mockingbird History Curriculum for Kiddos
     

 

Tiers
Dill
$1 or more per month

SparkNotes, Character Analysis: Charles Parker "Dill" Harris 

"Jem and Scout’s summer neighbor and friend. Dill is a diminutive, confident boy with an active imagination. He becomes fascinated with Boo Radley and represents the perspective of childhood innocence." 

Welcome, Dills! Your enormous imagination makes up for your small stature. Every kid in the neighborhood needs a Dill to get into good trouble with.

  • 4 Weekly Lessons Each Month
  • A Monthly Newsletter 
  • Access to Our Quarterly Reading Club 
  • Updates on our Mockingbird History Curriculum for Kiddos
     
Jem
$5 or more per month

 SparkNotes, Character Analysis: Jem


"If Scout is an innocent girl who is exposed to evil at an early age and forced to develop an adult moral outlook, Jem finds himself in an even more turbulent situation. His shattering experience at Tom Robinson’s trial occurs just as he is entering puberty, a time when life is complicated and traumatic enough. His disillusionment upon seeing that justice does not always prevail leaves him vulnerable and confused at a critical, formative point in his life. Nevertheless, he admirably upholds the commitment to justice that Atticus instilled in him and maintains it with deep conviction."

Welcome, Jems!  Bring your questions, disillusionment, and incredibly admirable need for justice. The world needs more of you.

  • 4 Weekly Lessons Each Month
  • A Monthly Newsletter 
  • Access to Our Quarterly Reading Club 
  • Updates on our Mockingbird History Curriculum for Kiddos
     
Scout
$8 or more per month

SparkNotes, Character Analysis: Scout Finch

"Scout is a very unusual little girl, both in her own qualities and in her social position. She is unusually intelligent (she learns to read before beginning school), unusually confident (she fights boys without fear), unusually thoughtful (she worries about the essential goodness and evil of mankind), and unusually good (she always acts with the best intentions). In terms of her social identity, she is unusual for being a tomboy in the prim and proper Southern world of Maycomb."


Welcome, Scouts! You are beloved and adored. We love your intelligence, your confidence, your thoughtfulness and goodness—but most of all we love your precocious spunk and wit.
  

  • 4 Weekly Lessons Each Month
  • A Monthly Newsletter 
  • Access to Our Quarterly Reading Club 
  • Updates on our Mockingbird History Curriculum for Kiddos
     
Atticus
$12 or more per month

SparkNotes, Character Analysis: Atticus Finch

"As one of the most prominent citizens in Maycomb during the Great Depression, Atticus is relatively well off in a time of widespread poverty. Because of his penetrating intelligence, calm wisdom, and exemplary behavior, Atticus is respected by everyone, including the very poor. He functions as the moral backbone of Maycomb, a person to whom others turn in times of doubt and trouble."


Welcome, Atticus's! The world cannot express enough gratitude for the unwavering calmness and wisdom you bring to every storm. 

  

  • 4 Weekly Lessons Each Month
  • A Monthly Newsletter 
  • Access to Our Quarterly Reading Club 
  • Updates on our Mockingbird History Curriculum for Kiddos
     
Calpurnia
$15 or more per month

SparkNotes, Character Analysis: Calpurnia 


"Calpurnia is the Finch family’s cook, a black woman, and a mother figure to Scout. Scout describes Calpurnia as a strict, demanding, and unsentimental “tyrannical presence.” At the same time, Scout treats Calpurnia with more genuine respect and obedience than the female members of her own family, such as her Aunt Alexandra. Scout doesn’t give much thought to Calpurnia’s personal life outside her work for Scout’s family, but the reader learns that Calpurnia has a had a difficult and painful life, rarely seeing her own children while she took care of Scout and Jem. Calpurnia also functions as Scout’s, and the reader’s, window into the world of the black citizens of Maycomb."


Welcome, Calpurnias! Thank for your "tyrannical presence". We genuinely respect your hard work, sacrifice and journey. May the work we do here honor you.

  • 4 Weekly Lessons Each Month
  • A Monthly Newsletter 
  • Access to Our Quarterly Reading Club 
  • Updates on our Mockingbird History Curriculum for Kiddos