Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 11, 2010 Marks the 50th Anniversary of Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

July 11, 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s cherished American classic, To Kill A Mockingbird.

First published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird has won the Pulitzer Prize, been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recently, librarians across the United States gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the 20th century.

To Kill A Mockingbird is truly a testament to the enduring power of the written word, as it continues to move and inspire readers a half-century after publication.

If you would like to be a part of the 50th anniversary celebration, visit to post your thoughts about To Kill a Mockingbird and for teacher resources.

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