The time has come -- Harper Lee is finally publishing a sequel to her amazing novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. 55 years after To Kill A Mockingbird was released, Harper Lee's sequel, Go Set a Watchman, will be releasing in July. This new book will pick up 20 years later as Scout visits her father as a grown woman. Google Harper Lee right now and you will get dozens of hits about her new book. Or, you can click this link and read the article from the New York Times about Harper Lee and Go Set a Watchman.
I imagine that almost all of you have read To Kill A Mockingbird. It is required reading for most high schools (and rightfully so!) and is a classic novel. With huge themes like racial injustice, life in the South, gender roles, innocence, and class, To Kill A Mockingbird is a phenomenal novel that was way ahead of its time.
Now, if you've lived under a rock your entire life, you need to grab a copy and read it! If you're like me, and haven't read it in quite a few years, it is time for us to dust off our copies and enjoy a reread before we embark on another magical journey with Scout this July.
I'll be rereading To Kill A Mockingbird later this year as the release of Go Set a Watchman approaches. I will also watch the 1962 movie adaptation that I remember watching in my high school English class.
To Kill A Mockingbird has been around for so long that it has had many beautiful covers. I would love to have some the other versions. I have the highly recognizable purple mass market version seen at left. What copy do you own? Will you be rereading it soon?
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