Wednesday, July 7, 2010

50th Anniversary for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In 1960 Harper Lee, at the age of 35, penned the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Little did she know that this book would have a tremendous impact not only on the readers in the United States but also the world. On its 50th anniversary, this book has been translated into 40+ languages and has sold more than 40 million copies. In 1962 the movie with Gregory Peck was made and it was nominated for 8 and won 3 Academy Awards.

To celebrate, HarperCollins is sponsoring events nationwide. The events in the Boston area are
July 14 (Cambridge) Brattle Theatre Panel Discussion followed screening of the movie.

September 18 Boston
Boston Public Library--Panel Discussion

September 19 Boston Boston Public Library--Movie Screening

To read about how the movie impacted some people's live's, pick up a copy of Scout, Atticus, and Boo: a celebration of 50 years of To Kill a Mockingbird by Mary McDonagh Murphy. In this book she interviews prominent figures including Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, Wall Lamb, and Anna Quindlen to find out the book's effect on them. SH

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