Harper Lee Announces Sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird”


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A NEW CLASSIC, COMING SOON — Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, comes out with news of a sequel.

Harper Lee, the memorable author of the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird, has decided to publish a sequel to her timeless novel. To Kill a Mockingbird was published on July 11, 1960, and had sold 30 million copies around the world since. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and is taught in classrooms across the country. So after more that 50 years, 88 year-old Harper Lee has decided to publish, hopefully, another bestseller.

“Well, I’m very excited, as most To Kill a Mockingbird fans are! I’ve actually always hoped she would have written other things that we might at least get to read after she passed away. So it’s pretty thrilling to know that we get to read some more of her amazing work while she is still alive!” shared English teacher Sally White, whose favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.

Not much has been announced to the public concerning the highly-anticipated novel. What we do know is that new book is titled Go Set a Watchman. The 304-page book takes place 20 years after To Kill a Mockingbird in the same fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, and unfolds as Jean Louise Finch, or Scout, returns to visit her father, Atticus Finch.

Many students who are To Kill a Mockingbird fans are thrilled for the arrival of the new book.

“I’m really excited about it! I loved the book so much, and I really hoped that there had been more to the story. I’m glad that there is!” stated sophomore Avionne Snakenberg.

This book is set to be published on July 15, 2015.

“Mine is on reserve at Barnes and Noble,” Mrs. White shared.

The Central Digest is looking forward to the publication of Go Set a Watchman and finding out what happens to Scout, Atticus, and the rest of Maycomb.