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To mark the 50th anniversary of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel. It explores racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town. Librarians voted it the best novel of the 20th century.
- Alex Heard editorial director of Outside magazine and author of "The Eyes of Willie McGee" and "Apocalypse Pretty Soon."
- Mary McDonagh Murphy independent documentary director and writer, author of "Scout, Atticus & Boo."
- Michele Norris host of NPR's All Things Considered and author of "The Grace of Silence"
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