Atticus, Scout, and Boo turn 50!

There are parties planned across the country to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. At this point there doesn't appear to be an official party in Ohio, but there is a celebration planned in Louisville, Kentucky on July 11th at Carmichael's Bookstore.

I know you're now inspired to plan your own party for your friends, so here are some titles of some books you might consider checking out to learn more about the book:

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: The Relationship between Text and Film by R. Barton Palmer. King Library 2nd Floor PN1995.3 .P35 2008

To Kill a Mockingbird: Threatening Boundaries by Claudia Durst Johnson. King Library 2nd Floor PS3562.E353 T634 1994

On Harper Lee: Essays and Reflections edited by Alice Hall Petry. King Library 2nd Floor PS3562.E353 T636 2007

Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields. King Library 2nd Floor PS3562.E353 Z94 2006

At the very least you might consider re-reading the book this summer (yes, I know you read it in high school, but it really is the kind of book that deserves to be re-read). We have several copies available at Miami University Libraries.

You could also check out the movie from our library because let's face it, Gregory Peck was amazing as Atticus: