How many of us were blown away by Lee Harper's To Kill A Mockingbird in our very young school lives? Oh my gosh--I loved that book. I even just loved saying the words "Boo Radley." It has probably been a few decades since I read it, and after recently hearing Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing) is writing a stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, I put a good re-read of this classic on my "to do" list.
But alas. While we can imagine what Sorkin will do to this timeless book when he brings it to Broadway (listen to NPR's take on that here), Nelle Harper Lee herself will never get to see it. Today, she passed away, at 89 years old.
Rest in Peace, Harper Lee. Thank you for touching generations of youth (and adults) in America, and around the world.