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Posted February 25, 2013 at 2:02 AM via web

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What is the name of Miss Maudie's aunt who taught Calpurnia to read in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 25, 2013 at 2:35 AM (Answer #1)

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Calpurnia grew up near Finch's Landing where she worked for Atticus's father before moving with Atticus to Maycomb after he was married. She also learned to read and write there, and she is one of the few members of the First Purchase Church who can do so. Cal also educated her son, Zeebo, from the same book--"Blackstone's Commentaries"--from which Atticus, Jem and Scout learned. Calpurnia also lived near Dr. Buford--Miss Maudie's father (she is actually a widow and her maiden name was Buford)--and while working for the Bufords, it was Miss Maudie's aunt, "old Miss Buford," who taught Cal to read.

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