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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

Writing is a process of self-discipline you must learn before you can call yourself a writer. There are people who write, but I think they’re quite different from people who must write.

Works Cited

Culligan, Glendy. "Listen to That Mockingbird." Rev. of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. The Washington Post, Times Herald 3 July 1960: E6.

Foote, Horton. Interview with Dan Stone for The Big Read. Fall 2005.

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

Newquist, Ron. "An Interview with Harper Lee." March 1964. Online Posting. To Kill a Mockingbird and Harper Lee. 9 January 2006.

Spencer, Elizabeth. Interview with Dan Stone for The Big Read. Fall 2005.

Works Consulted

Chafe, William H., and Raymond Gavins, Robert Korstad, eds. Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South. New York: New Press, 2001.

Shields, Charles J. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2006.


Writers: Charles J. Shields, author of Mockingbird, A Portrait of Harper Lee; David Kipen ("To Adapt a Mockingbird") and Erika Koss for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Special thanks to Susannah Bielak, Susan Chandler, Maryrose Flanigan, Liz Edgar Hernandez, and Jon Peede.

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