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Today is the 50th Anniversary of “To Kill a Mockingbird”

July 11, 2010

It was fifty years ago today, July 11, 1960, that Harper Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” was published.  And today I pulled my copy of the shelf to begin reading it . . . again.  Many more eloquent writers than I have written more than I ever could about the significance of  “Mockingbird,” as Lee refers to the book.  So instead of writing about the book, I’ll share one of my favorite quotes from Atticus:  “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.  It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.  You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

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If you have a story of how “To Kill A Mockingbird” has influenced your life or a favorite quote to share, please leave a comment!


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