Alabama Spitfire: The Story Of Harper Lee And To Kill A Mockingbird

Hardcover | January 23, 2018

byBethany HegedusIllustratorErin McGuire

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Nelle Harper Lee grew up in the rocky red soil of Monroeville, Alabama. From the get-go she was a spitfire.

Unlike most girls, Nelle preferred overalls to dresses and climbing trees to tea parties. And along with her neighbor and best friend, Tru, Nelle watched her daddy try cases in the courtroom. But most of all, she loved words.

This love of words eventually took her all the way to New York City, where she dreamed of becoming a writer. Any chance she had, Nelle sat at her typewriter, writing, revising and chasing her dream. Nelle wouldn’t give up—not until she discovered the right story—the one she was born to tell.

Finally, that story came to her. Slowly at first and then in quick spurts. Nelle, inspired by her childhood, penned To Kill a Mockingbird. A groundbreaking book about small town injustice that sold over forty million copies, Nelle’s novel resonated with readers the world over, who through reading, learned what it was like to climb into someone else’s skin and walk around in it.

From Bethany Hegedus and Erin McGuire comes the inspiring true story of Harper Lee, the scrappy tomboy who grew up to be one of the most beloved writers of the 20th century.

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Nelle Harper Lee grew up in the rocky red soil of Monroeville, Alabama. From the get-go she was a spitfire.Unlike most girls, Nelle preferred overalls to dresses and climbing trees to tea parties. And along with her neighbor and best friend, Tru, Nelle watched her daddy try cases in the courtroom. But most of all, she loved words. This...

Bethany Hegedus is the award-winning author of Truth, With a Capital T. and Between Us Baxters, and co-author along with Arun Gandhi of Grandfather Gandhi and Be the Change. Bethany is a former educator who speaks and teaches across the country. You can find her online at www.bethanyhegedus.com and on Twitter @BethanyHegedus.Erin McGui...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.25 inPublished:January 23, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062456709

ISBN - 13:9780062456700

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