Title

Harper Lee and the Moral Imagination

Author(s)

Karen PriorFollow

Publication Date

February 2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Christianity | Creative Writing

Abstract

A Library of Congress survey in 1991 found that Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960, was one of the top books (after the Bible) that changed people’s lives. Since that survey, it seems the book’s influence on the subsequent generation has only increased — at least, if the number of pets and progeny within my acquaintance who are bestowed with the name “Scout” or “Atticus” offers any evidence.