Most Influential Books By Women

September 2, 2014

Harper Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird won the top vote for most influential book written by women. A selection of 20 titles voted by the public was launched harperleeto find novels by women “that have most impacted, shaped or changed readers’ lives”. Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti described Ms. Lee’s novel as “the book that introduced many of us to our belief in human rights,” adding “with human rights under attack the world over, the enduring appeal of Harper Lee’s great tale gives hope that justice and equality might yet triumph over prejudice”. Other titles on the list include classics, science fiction, romance and children’s literature. Read the full article in The Guardian and check out the entire list  here.

Laura


50th Anniversary of “Mockingbird” Marked Nationally

June 1, 2010

This article in the NY Times explains the various activities planned to celebrate a half century of the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Not surprisingly, the reclusive author, Harper Lee, is not planning on participating in public gatherings honoring her famous work.


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