Exploring Harper Lee’s Southern wisdom

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Roxboro, NC is hosting a community read about To Kill a Mockingbird. Recently the Person County Public Library asked me to discuss the book as my work as a Road Scholar with the North Carolina Humanities Council. I shared how Harper Lee’s seminal novel set the standard for what we’ve come to expect not only in a child-narrated story, but …

My eyes on ‘Watchman’

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July 14 marked one of the biggest literary events of the year: release of Harper Lee’s other book, Go Set a Watchman. “Discovery” and publication of this earlier-than-To Kill a Mockingbird novel has spun the reading world into a dither. Publishing is about money. Publishers exist to stay in business. That’s why it’s called the publishing “industry” instead of the publishing …