All Rise

Since its publication in 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has captivated readers with its effortless poise, finely crafted details, and enduring messages of equity in an unjust world. Immediately commercially successful upon its release, the novel received numerous literary accolades, including the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and has been broadly incorporated into the curriculum of American schools. Known as a classic work of modern literature, To Kill a Mockingbird has been adapted into a movie, which premiered to acclaim in 1962, earning several Academy Award wins and nominations; Gregory Peck’s portrayal of Atticus Finch, the novel’s indefatigable and unflappable Southern gentleman, earned him the Oscar for Best Actor.