This weeks story that made us smile, novel voted America's Best-Loved.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Harper Lee's To Kill a Mocking Bird is voted America's Best-Loved Novel! Not only did Harper Lee's novel win among 100 titles competing in The Great American Read but four female authors were in the top five. Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander”; J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” and Jane Austen’s romance “Pride and Prejudice”. More than 4 million viewers took part in selecting the winner. From the beginning Harper Lee's To Kill a Mocking Bird was number one, that never changed.
The story Harper Lee tells is one of racism, resilience and standing up for what is right. The story is set in 1930's South centering on attorney Atticus Finch, his two young children, daughter Scout and son Jem. Atticus Finch takes on a case defending an African-American man falsely accused of assaulting a white woman. We witness the repercussions of this trial through the eyes of Scout, both in her family and world around her.
To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, selling more than forty million copies worldwide. In 1962 it was made into a motion picture, staring Gregory Peck for which he won a Best Actor Oscar. Lee's novel was also voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country.
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Again congratulations to one of America's most beloved novelist. To learn more click here Harper Lee.