I Am Scout
The Biography of Harper Lee
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To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It's also a perennial favorite in highschool English classrooms across the nation. Yet onetime author Harper Lee is a mysterious figure who leads a very private life in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, refusing to give interviews or talk about the novel that made her a household name. Lee's life is as rich as her fiction, from her girlhood as a rebellious tomboy to her days at the University of Alabama and early years as a struggling writer in New York City.
Charles J. Shields is the author of the New York Times bestseller Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, which he has adapted here for younger readers.What emerges in this riveting portrait is the story of an unconventional, high-spirited woman who drew on her love of writing and her Southern home to create a book that continues to speak to new generations of readers. Anyone who has enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird will appreciate this glimpse into the life of its fascinating author.
I Am Scout is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Praise For I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee…
“An absorbing and easy narrative style.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A fascinating look at the unconventional Lee.” —Booklist
“A surprisingly fascinating read.” —School Library Journal
“A page-turner.” —ElleGirl
“Readers will come away with the sense not only that they know the writer of [To Kill a Mockingbird,] but also that she is someone that they would quite like.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805083347, 288pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2008