In the second week of AL.com's Red Clay Readers, we examined chapters 7-12 of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and delved into topics ranging from cake to tourism.
A commenter, tennriver, mentioned going to a funeral for a member of the "greatest generation." He wrote: "I never knew that he only had a seventh-grade education until hearing his eulogy. He was more successful in life than countless others who have completed a college degree because he didn't let the fact that he didn't have much formal education keep him from learning and working hard."
Which leads us to our discussion topic:
Is a formal education more important now than it was in Maycomb 80 years ago?
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AL.com's Red Clay Readers, in partnership with the Alabama Center for Literary Arts, is a book club designed to take a fresh look at a southern classic with the help of our readers. The first version of the club, which focuses on "To Kill a Mockingbird," will culminate with a panel discussion at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville on April 25.