I shared the Harper Lee classic, “To Kill A Mockingbird” with my 10 year old son. He would read a page and I would read a page. I used the movie of the same name along with the book to better bring the story to life for my son.
The story is set in a much different time. The book does a good job of painting a picture of rural Alabama, but seeing it on the screen turned on the light bulb of understanding for my son.
The role played by Peck provided a stark contrast between the mindset of the common folk of the time regarding race, class and justice. Peck was able to portray that role and convince the viewer without feeling like he was clubbing us with the views of Atticus Finch.
Many thanks are due for such a fine performance by Mr. Peck in this role. The attached image is of my 10 year old finishing the last page of the book.