Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the deep south defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl
One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recently, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the twentieth century.
About the Author
Nelle Harper Lee is known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, her only major work. In 1999, it was voted Best Novel of the Century in a poll by Library Journal. Her father was a lawyer who served in the Alabama state legislature from 1926 to 1938. Lee has granted few requests for interviews or public appearances. Her second novel, Go Set a Watchman, is scheduled to be released in July, 2015.
Sissy Spacek has been one of film's most respected actresses for more than three decades. Her many honors include an Academy Award(r)(Coal Miner's Daughter), five additional Oscar(r) nominations (Carrie, Missing, The River, Crimes of the Heart, and In the Bedroom), three Golden Globe Awards and numerous critics awards. Some of Spacek's other film credits include Raggedy Man (directed by husband Jack Fisk), A Home at the End of the World, The Straight Story, Affliction, Badlands, and The Long Walk Home.