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 Alabama spitfire : the story of Harper Lee and to Kill a Mockingbird
 Author: Hegedus, Bethany

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2018)

 Dewey: 813
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 434056 ISBN: 9780062456700
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Lee, Harper
 Lee, Harper
 American authors -- Biography
 Alabama

Price: $21.46

Summary:
The inspiring true story of Nelle Harper Lee, the girl who grew up to write To Kill A Mockingbird.

 Illustrator: McGuire, Erin
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 193893
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.70
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 72695

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (-) (10/15/17)
   School Library Journal (01/01/18)
   Booklist (12/15/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 01/01/2018 K-Gr 2—Nelle Harper Lee discovered the power of words at a very young age: "Words had weight. Words held meaning." Growing up in her small Alabama town, Lee subverted traditional gender expectations and enjoyed reading, writing and watching her attorney father work. When a boy named Truman Capote, who grew up to become a famous author in his own right, temporarily moved into the house next door, the two became fast friends and spent time in her tree house creating stories on a typewriter her father gave them. Hegedus's picture book biography tells how Lee wrote a still much beloved novel by basing her main character, Atticus Finch, on her father and using people from her childhood as a source for other characters. Digital illustrations, created using Adobe Photoshop, admirably show Lee's experiences in Alabama and in New York City. A variety of visual perspectives and faces that portray emotions add much to this informational book of a prominent U.S. author. VERDICT Consider for picture book biography collections, especially where there is interest in To Kill a Mockingbird.—Maryann H. Owen, Oak Creek Public Library, WI - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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