Sunday, July 11, 2010

"Hey, Boo"

"Hey, Boo," I said.

"Mr. Arthur, honey," said Atticus, gently correcting me. "Jean Louise, this is Mr. Arthur Radley. I believe he already knows you."

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, the masterpiece by Harper Lee. Her brilliant character study of the young narrator, Scout Finch, epitomized what a bold and confident girl could be in a time when Barbies and baby dolls ruled.

Cheers to Miss Harper Lee and to Scout girls everywhere!