How ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Changed Their Lives

February 19, 2016 11:42 PM

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How ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Changed Their Lives

Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” has transported generations of readers to small-town Alabama in the 1930s and confronted them with a sobering tale of racial inequality in the Deep South during Jim Crow. Read by many students in middle school and high school, it has left a mark on innumerable lives.

On the day of Ms. Lee’s death, The New York Times asked readers to share scenes from the novel, published in 1960, and movie (1962) that had stuck with them. Hundreds responded.

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