I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee

I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee

by Charles J. Shields
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I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It's also a perennial favorite in highschool English classrooms across the nation. Yet onetime author Harper Lee is a mysterious figure who leads a very private life in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, refusing to give interviews or talk about the novel that made her a household name. Lee's life is as rich as her fiction, from her girlhood as a rebellious tomboy to her days at the University of Alabama and early years as a struggling writer in New York City.

Charles J. Shields is the author of the New York Times bestseller Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, which he has adapted here for younger readers.What emerges in this riveting portrait is the story of an unconventional, high-spirited woman who drew on her love of writing and her Southern home to create a book that continues to speak to new generations of readers. Anyone who has enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird will appreciate this glimpse into the life of its fascinating author.

I Am Scout is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805083347
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 817,573
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

CHARLES J. SHIELDS is the recipient of a Quill Award Nomination for Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee. He has been a teacher, a reporter for public radio, and a journalist, and is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers. He and his wife reside in Barboursville, Virginia.

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I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is for people who love the novel. The casual fan may be lost on its nuances and anecdotes that fans of the novel will treasure. A must read for ELA teachers, especially those who teach the novel in their classrooms. The announcement of Go Set a Watchman motivated me to read I am Scout now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book just a few months after it was released and heard Mr. Shields speak in San Antonio in Fall, 2008. I'm a big fan of TKAM by Harper Lee and had always wanted to know more about her. Mr. Shields seemed to be very objective and thorough for Ms. Lee's biography. I would highly recommend it for anyone who enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird as much as I!