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Harper Lee Biographer Charles Shields Spoke in Bowling Green for the “Big Read” Event

Charles ShieldsAs the final “Big Read” events surrounding To Kill a Mockingbird, renowned Harper Lee Biographer Charles Shields spoke at Barnes & Noble on the evening of February 24, 2009.

Mr. Shields is author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee and I Am Scout, a book about Harper Lee for younger readers. A former English teacher, Mr. Shields spent four years doing research on Harper Lee and delivers a riveting talk about the experience.

At the end of his presentation, a special raffle was held for an autographed copy of the 40th anniversary edition of To Kill a Mockingbird signed especially by Harper Lee for Bowling Green’s Big Read program. Raffle tickets at $10 a piece had been sold at Barnes & Noble ahead of Mr. Shield’s presentation.

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