Undergraduate assistant Angela Perez recently went to the Detroit Main Library and the Caroline Kennedey Dearborn Heights Library to post information about Harper Lee’s novel-turned-play in their display cases. Wayne State Theatres are working with several local libraries to bring attention to the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird with information about the novel and the upcoming production at the Bonstelle.
“The unforgettable novel of childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.
Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior—to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.”
From To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition