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04 February 2015

“To Kill A Mockingbird” (1960)

When I was in the 11th grade, I read this book.  It was amazing.
     I remember having a discussion with my English teacher about it.  I guess our talk made an impression on her.  She asked if it would be a good book for the class to read.  I couldn't recommend it enough.  This was before the Riots of 1967 when everything changed.  I was a co-op at Blue Cross in downtown Detroit.  It was a very different environment afterwards. 
     I am thankful that I read this book when I did and that it had such an impact on me.  I was thankful that my class read the book, too.  I don't remember class discussions about it, but I am sure they were good.
     As you can see from this picture of my book, it is worn.  It made its rounds.  And then there was the movie.  I have no clue how many times I have watched it.  I can't pass up an opportunity.  As a matter of fact, I just watched it a couple weeks ago.
    Just this week, it was reported that the lost second manuscript by Harper Lee was found after all these years.  It was found in her sister's vault, after her death.  It was attached to the original manuscript of "To Kill A Mockingbird".  The name of it is "Go Set A Watchman".  The interesting thing is, it was actually the first manuscript, but the second one was the one that was published first.  So, "Go Set A Watchman" is actually the prequel instead of the sequel.  Very interesting turn of events, isn't it?
     Harper Lee, the award winning Pulitzer  still resides in Monroeville, Alabama.  I am so happy that she will know the publishing of this long-awaited book.  The book is scheduled to be released this summer - 2015.  

 
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