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There are 12 comments on the findingDulcinea story from Apr 27, 2009, titled Happy Birthday, Harper Lee, Author of a oeTo Kill a Mockingbirda. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

Harper Lee's only novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," is a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, a staple of high school and college reading lists, and the favorite of millions of readers.

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michael hampton

Shinglehouse, PA

#1 Apr 28, 2009
i love this book it has a real strong meaning. and good job putting the website together
beth mcdougald

Simpsonville, SC

#2 Apr 29, 2009
One of the best writers of our time, or of any time, Harper Lee soars among any in her work.
Lynn Laughlin

Columbus, OH

#3 Apr 30, 2009
I think it is truly the "great American novel" - but I wouldn't tell
her that, from what I read of her,
attempts to say how much the book
has meant to you only tick her off!
Strange attitude of gratitude!

Lynbrook, NY

#4 Apr 30, 2009
Harpern lee biography is deep and express a feeling of self-respect,informate how discrimination was and why.But according to the novel,finch who is father represent the one who can defende the rights of people was discrinate against.The biography is almostthe same,the message still the same in both.

Lynbrook, NY

#5 Apr 30, 2009
Always unstable than stable,w/o stable we are already raise on the top,stay stable we will stock w/ rage.it will not even say hello.

Bronx, NY

#6 May 3, 2009
the writer was really good.she only concentrat on her studies.the cracter in to kill a mockingbird the lawyer finch she wrot about like her father.because her father was lawyer.she wrote really nicely.

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#7 May 13, 2009
I do so admire her 'saying what she had to say' and then stopping there, since she was comfortable with it. And keeping out of the public eye, there's a great deal of strength in a person who can turn away from the noxious, clinging strands of fame...
karina Bagdonavicius

Victor, NY

#8 May 30, 2009
hey harper lee if there is anyway i could get in contacted with u please notify me asap or somthing i want to ask u a copule of questions im in 11th grade and want to interveiw you about your book if its at all possible please let me know!
Michael Webb


#9 Apr 27, 2010
I read this book over 40 years ago, in 1968 while at high school. We knew little of discrimination. This great book gave our 7th grade minds a look at the ugly world of prejudice. We did not like it then and I do not like it now. If I were to recommend a book to anyone to read it is this one. Why would you write another book when at your first attempt you contrived a timeless masterpiece? It is nearly 50 years since publication, my lifetime. By all means congratulate Harper Lee, but realise it is a book for today written some years ago, and concieve of a time when privacy was respected.

Stanardsville, VA

#10 Apr 28, 2010
We need more books and more people like Haper Lee. If her book seems "overly moralistic", that is because we are sorely lacking morals today. Happy Birthday, Harper Lee.

Stanardsville, VA

#11 Apr 28, 2010
I am Darla from Holley, New York. The ideas and values my students learned from "To Kill a Mockingbird" are the most important lessons they learned from our English class and ,I dare say, from all their studies.

Never underestimate the power of great ideas written with powerful words.
Bill S

Lunenburg, MA

#12 Apr 28, 2010
To Kill a Mockingbird remains one of the greatest feats in American (if not world) literature.

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