A Classic Turns 50

To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was first published by Harper Collins in 1960.  Described as the “Best Novel of the 20th Century” (Library Journal poll of American librarians), it tells the story of Atticus Finch, a  lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape, and his family in a southern small town.

The library has copies of the book, bookcover.phpas well as the movie starring Gregory Peck in an Academy Award winning role. For literary criticism about the book, start your research with one of these databases: Literature Criticism Online, MLA International Bibliography, JSTOR, or Literary Reference Center.

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