Born OTD in 1926, American novelist, Nelle Harper Lee. Lee only published two books, yet she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 for her contribution to literature. The plot and characters of To Kill a Mockingbird are loosely based on Lee’s observations of her family & neighbors, as well as an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936 when she was 10. The novel deals with the irrationality of adult attitudes towards race & class in the Deep South of the 1930s, as depicted through the eyes of two children. It was inspired by racist attitudes in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

to kill mockingbird graphic novel

Scout, Jem, Boo Radley, Atticus Finch and the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, are all captured in vivid and moving illustrations by artist Fred Fordham. Enduring in vision, Harper Lee’s timeless novel illuminates the complexities of human nature and the depths of the human heart with humour, unwavering honesty and a tender, nostalgic beauty. Lifetime admirers and new readers alike will be touched by this special visual edition. Available online.

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