“To Kill a Mockingbird” Turns 50


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    This month, Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird turns 50.   Half a decade after its publishing, the classic novel still sells almost a million copies a year and is one of the most widely read books.  Today, we’ll talk about this remarkable book and try to understand its hold on readers all over the world.   Guest host Tracey Matisak talks with Harold Jackson, editor of the Editorial Page for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Mary McDonagh Murphy the author of the new book, Scout, Atticus & Boo.

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