Wendy Wasserstein, 1950-2006
Coretta Scott King, 1927-2006

Harper Lee at Bama

What do you know! Here is Harper Lee, usually referred to as "the reclusive Harper Lee," attending a luncheon for high-school essayists at the University of Alabama. She  talked a bit to Ginia Bellafante, a reporter at the New York Times.

Harper Lee is, of course, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird. Over at Read Roger,  the Horn Book editor-in-chief and his readers chat about Lee's influence. Roger Sutton writes,

I think the seriousness and respect with which she explored a child's moral and creative imagination gave real freedom to all juvenile realistic fiction in the last half of the last century.

Registration is necessary to read the New York Times. Thank you to Read Roger for pointing out the article.

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