Mockingbird : A Portrait of Harper Lee. / Charles J Shields.
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- ISBN: 9781429900911 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2010.
The colorful life of the remarkable woman who created To Kill a Mockingbird—the classic that became a touchstone for generations of AmericansTo Kill a Mockingbird, the twentieth-century's most widely read American novel, has sold thirty million copies and still sells a million yearly. Yet despite the book's perennial popularity, its creator, Harper Lee has become a somewhat mysterious figure. Now, after years of research, Charles J. Shields has brought to life the warmhearted, high-spirited, and occasionally hardheaded woman who gave us two of American literature's most unforgettable characters—Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout—and who contributed to the success of her lifelong friend Truman Capote's masterpiece, In Cold Blood. At the center of Shields's lively book is the story of Lee's struggle to create her famous novel. But her life contains many other highlights as well: her girlhood as a tomboy in overalls in...
|Target Audience Note:||
Grade 7 - Grade 8
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
8.8 ATOS Level
Electronic reproduction. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1184 KB).
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