Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Meet Harper

Check out this article. It's likely the only article you'll read containing an interview with Harper Lee. Ms. Lee, with only one published book to her name, is one of the most important authors in American history. She won the Pulitzer Prize for To Kill A Mockingbird. This is my favorite graf from the article.

"Ms. Lee lives with her 94-year-old sister, Alice, a lawyer who still practices, and keeps an apartment in New York. She is not a judge in the essay contest, nor does she make any formal statement at the ceremony. Her one stipulation for the contest was that children who were home-schooled be eligible to compete."

Priceless. The whole article makes me smile.

3 comments:

Kristen Brown said...

Too cute. Look at her giving props to your people (and by people, I mean homeschoolers). :)

Karie said...

Did I mention I LOVE Harper Lee, and, of course, her wonderful novel? I taught it for 3 years, but this year it was taken away and given to 9th grade. I had to have a moment of silence when that decision was made. I'm still getting over my bitterness...

Lisa said...

Laurie,

I knew you were cool, but now I can prove it. I love that you put this article in your blog. I saw it on the Times online and sent it to a few friends of mine. "To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of my top two movies. I think Harper Lee rocks!

All for now,
Lisa