To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary
July 28, 2010
Did you know?
- It is the only published book by Harper Lee.
- It began as a short story she reworked while working as an airline reservation clerk.
- A few of Harper Lee's favorite authors are: Charles Lamb, Jane Austen, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
- It was immediately successful with the public, but didn't receive critical acclaim until after the film was released.
- The town of Maycomb, Alabama was closely modeled on her hometown of Monroeville.
- The character Dill was modeled after her childhood friend Truman Capote.
Want to learn more about your favorite classics like To Kill a Mockingbird? Join us in October as we launch our new bookclub, Classics with a Twist, meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm.Tags: books clubs, Books