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By Dr. Howard Markel
In the 60 years since “To Kill a Mockingbird,” one of the most widely read books in middle school, was published, the lens through which it frames race and its Black characters has come under scrutiny. NewsHour Weekend anchor Hari…
By PBS NewsHour
Small-town Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the most recognizable characters in American literature. In the recent Broadway update of the classic American story, actor Jeff Daniels plays Finch. Jeffrey Brown talks…
By Jeffrey Brown
The 1960 novel is a perennial reading assignment for many students, but there are many other great books that tackle similiar topics, educators say.
By Joshua Barajas, Victoria Pasquantonio
Aaron Sorkin, an Oscar-winning director and creator of the hit TV show “The West Wing,” now has a new adaptation of the classic novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” on Broadway. The reworked version of Harper Lee’s book has been nominated…
Renowned author Harper Lee, whose debut novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” has become enshrined within the American literary canon, died early Friday morning at age 89. Jeffrey Brown sits down with bestselling novelist Allan Gurganus to discuss Lee’s works and…
By Joshua Barajas, Corinne Segal
Pulitzer Prize winning author Harper Lee died Friday at the age of 89. Lee wrote the beloved 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."…
Viewers weigh in on the recent revelation that Harper Lee's beloved character from "To Kill A Mockingbird," Atticus Finch, holds racist views. Hari Sreenivasan reads your comments.
Harper Lee’s newly published novel "Go Set a Watchman" offers a dramatically different tone and take on the character Atticus Finch from her beloved work "To Kill a Mockingbird." Jeffrey Brown talks to former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and…
The first surprise was the manuscript itself: an unpublished novel by Harper Lee that predated "To Kill a Mockingbird." The existence and subsequent publication of "Go Set a Watchman" has spurred huge national interest, as well as record book orders.
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