To Kill A Mockingbird turns 50

July 7th, 2010 by Sarah Laleman Ward

Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird was published 50 years ago,  on July 11, 1960. NPR ran a story about the book today, which you can read or listen to here. You can also read an excerpt of the book on NPR’s site. The book is still included on many school reading lists and the topics of racism, desegregation and civil rights still resonate today.

We own several copies of To Kill A Mockingbird at Hunter, and they can be found on floor B1 of the Wexler (Main) Library at the call number PS3562 .E35 T6. We also have a copy on VHS (!) of the 1962 film adaptation starring Gregory Peck, which you can check out at the Reserve Desk on the 2nd floor and watch at one of our viewing stations.

Have you ever read To Kill A Mockingbird? What were your impressions? Who is the character you most remember?


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One Response to “To Kill A Mockingbird turns 50”

  1. Austin Duffy Says:

    I haven’t picked up that book in 26 years, but I still remember many scenes. Atticus Finch shooting the mad dog. The trial of Tom Robinson. And at the end, when Jem and Scout are attacked by Bob Ewell, and Boo Radley finally appears.

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