The author Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird fifty years ago, and the book -- now a classic -- was published on July 11, 1960. The book, still read by Hillwood upper-graders, became a bestseller and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1962.
On NPR, you can read more about the book's history. You can also read excerpts from the novel, as well as watch movie clips from the 1962 Academy Award-winning film based on the book.
Do you have a story about or a review highlighting To Kill a Mockingbird? How does the story strike people today, all these years later? What does it mean to you? Did your parents read the book when they were kids?
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