The Wisdom of an American Classic

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.

To Kill a Mockingbird is a staple of the American classroom. It was published in 1960, and it is as relevant today as it was when originally published. It’s in the news recently because the author, Harper Lee has recently announced that there is a sequel to the story that was written 60 years ago, Go Set a Watchman will be published for the first time this summer.

Here’s the story from the New York Times.

Originally published on The Minot Voice: February 5, 2015