Congress to Honor 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

By Eleanor Barkhorn

Fifty years after its publication, Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird will be honored this week by a resolution from the House of Representatives:

Rep. Jo Bonner introduced the resolution, which has quickly garnered more than 80 co-sponsors.

The resolution for "Mockingbird," which was published in 1960 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, calls the book "one of the great American novels of the 20th century" and praises it for addressing "the issue of racial inequality in the United States by revealing the humanity of a community grappling with moral conflict."

 
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