Harper Lee

Harper Lee

Format
Hardcover
Price
$16.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780670010950
  • 224 Pages
  • Viking Books for Young Readers
  • 12 and up

Overview

Read Kerry Madden’s posts on the Penguin Blog.

Nelle Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 and became an instant bestseller. Two years later it was an Academy Award– winning film. Today, it remains standard—and beloved—reading in English classes. But Lee never wanted “the book” to define who she was, which explains her aversion to any kind of publicity. Kerry Madden conducted extensive research for this Up Close biography, which reveals Lee to be a down-to-earth Southern woman who enjoys baseball games and playing golf—and whose one and only published book happened to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Praise

Extensive source notes and an excellent bibliography round out this superb biography, one of the best in the Up Close series. -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Series

Up Close
Michael L. Cooper
Kerry Madden
Wilborn Hampton
Tonya Bolden
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