I had never seen this before. A classic novel made into a graphic novel? I immediately logged onto Amazon and picked up my very own copy:
It arrived on Saturday and I'm excited to sit down and read it. Hmmm... maybe that's what I'll do this afternoon.
How does this book relate to baseball cards? It doesn't. But I'll do my best to connect the two.
To Kill A Mockingbird was originally published back in 1960. That's the year that Bill Mazeroski hit the only Game 7 walk off home run in World Series history against the mighty New York Yankees.
I wouldn't be born for another twelve years... and I didn't read the novel until my freshman year in high school. That was the year the New York Mets stunned the Boston Red Sox by coming back down 3 games to 2 with a 2-run deficit in the bottom of the 10th inning with two outs and nobody on in Game 6.
Then this happened:
Seeing Wilson's routine grounder roll under Buckner's glove is almost cringe-worthy... but it's a major moment in World Series history.
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And I consider reading To Kill A Mockingbird a major moment in my high school history, since it's one of the few novels I truly enjoyed reading while there. It's been over thirty years since I've read about Atticus, Jem, and Scout.
But like I said... that's about to change in the very near future.
Here is today's question of the day:
What's your favorite book that you read back in high school?
What's your favorite World Series memory?
My favorite book from high school would be Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. I also really enjoyed Of Mice and Men.
Well that's it for today. Happy Monday and sayonara!