I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee

By Charles J. Shields
Publisher Holt Imprint Henry Holt ISBN


Awards and Honors 2009 ALA Best Books for Young Adults

I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee

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As soon as Nelle Harper Lee was old enough to write stories of her own, her father gave her a rugged, steel-encased Underwood No. 5 typewriter. She and her neighbor Truman immediately began writing stories set on their street, South Alabama Avenue, casting the residents as characters. "In small town life and in rural life . . . you know everything about your neighbors," Lee later said. She would draw heavily on this knowledge when writing her masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Notes. Bibliography. Media sources. Index. Black-and-white photographs.
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