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  1. To Kill a Mockingbird (Hardcover)
    $25.99

    To Kill a Mockingbird is the first novel written Harper Lee of Monroeville, Alabama. Its primary themes are racial and class prejudice. The story is told by young Scout Finch, who lives with her father Atticus, a lawyer, and her older brother Jem in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama.

    The people in Maycomb are dealing with some serious social issues. A young black man has been accused of raping a white girl. Still taboo today, it was an act considered especially egregious in the Deep South of the 1930s. As the children of Atticus Finch, who is appointed to defend the accused, Scout and Jem observe and experience much of the fallout of the man’s trial. They learn that sometimes people aren’t always what they seem. They also learn that sometimes people are exactly who they seem to be. Perhaps most importantly, they learn that heroes can come in the most unexpected forms.

    More than 50 years after its original publication, To Kill a Mockingbird continues to be embraced as a piece of classic literature, and it is still regularly read in schools throughout the United States.

    “Mockingbird still says what it has to say; it has managed to survive the years without preamble.”  - Harper Lee, from the Foreword of the 35th Anniversary Edition of To Kill a Mockingbird.

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  2. Seeds of Freedom, Hester Bass, E.B. Lewis
    $16.99

    Hester Bass and E.B. Lewis have once again collaborated to bring the world a beautiful book. Seeds of Freedom tells the true story of the peaceful integration of Huntsville, Alabama. Bass’s use of the present tense makes this emotional story resonate with readers. Lewis’s soft water color paintings create powerful impressions. Seeds is not the bitter pill that so many people familiar with stories of integration are accustomed to swallowing. It is a story without sides. It is a story that recognizes the wrongdoings of a society without pointing a finger and placing blame. It portrays peace instead of the sensational violence for which the integration of the South is so well known. Reading Seeds of Freedom will make you realize that there is a side of integration you haven’t heard. I am ashamed to say I did not know little Sonnie’s story. Although I knew about “sit‐ins," I never knew about “Blue Jean Sunday." Bass’s straightforward prose melds gently with Lewis’s art to create a book that should and will be known world‐wide.

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  3. Crossroads: The Early Years of Monroe County, Kathy McCoy
    $18.00

    Author Kathy McCoy has a special place in her heart for Monroe County, Alabama. Crossroads is  one of three works devoted to this historically rich area. McCoy begins with the earliest native inhabitants then moves all the way to the Reformation and Restoration of the south. The book is broken into seven chapters, each with a different historical period as the main focus. Crossroads also includes period letters, pictorials, and news articles that add depth and dimension to its historic story. McCoy herself stated that Crossroads would make an excellent companion for students taking Alabama history, but it is an enjoyable standalone account of a county older than the State itself. It is a quick and excellent read for those interested in the background of the area that has produced some of the most notable authors in modern history.  

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  4. Riley's Crossing, Kathy McCoy
    $20.00

    Monroeville: Literary Capital of Alabama is a wonderful photographic journey from the town's humble beginnings as a crossroad to an internationally known launch pad for some of the most notable names in the world of literature. Kathy McCoy has painstakingly documented the changing face of Monroe County and has added an additional layer of depth with the release of this visual companion. Monroeville is divided into chapters that include the diversions, politics, and--of course--two of its most well known inhabitants. Each photograph is accompanied by a brief history lesson that is both informative and intriguing. McCoy covers the meager beginnings of the town's beloved square and the courthouse that has been immortalized in the screen adaption of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. No book covering the town of Monroeville would be complete without a portion devoted to Harper Lee's novel. Included are several pages immortalizing the courthouse, the annual run of the play, and Harper Lee herself. McCoy includes plenty of information on Lee's childhood friend and fellow author,Truman Capote, as well. Monroeville is a welcome addition to any Mockingbird fan's library and gives a stunning look into the town that boasts a plethora of artists, authors, peacemakers, and politicians.

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  5. Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee, audio book
    $35.00

    An audio-CD version of the new book by Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman, narrated by Reese Witherspoon. Make sure to get your copy from our local book shoppe in Monroeville, Alabama, Harper Lee's hometown. No matter how busy your day, you can enjoy the second novel from Lee, as you listen on the go to the most anticipated book of the year. Watchman is Harper Lee's unforeseen second novel, which explores the tensions that arise from the dynamics of loyalties that are so common in small towns and an ever-evolving national agenda. These themes are woven into the tapestry of  Watchman as it focuses on the characters of Atticus Finch, and his children and their relationships with one another and the town they call home years after Mockingbird's fateful summer.

    What exactly does Go Set a Watchman have in store for readers? Catch up on the latest with articles from our blog:

    ...Throughout the book, Scout must deal with many personal and political issues as she speaks with her father and tries to understand how he views society. She also struggles with finding out how she feels about the place she was born and where she grew up. (Read More)

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  6. Go Set a Watchman (Hardcover) Embossed Special Edition
    $35.00

    Go Set a Watchman is the wonderful new novel from one of America's bestselling authors, Harper Lee, who is known so well for her classic book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Watchman explores the tensions between a local culture and a changing national political agenda through the eyes of a character we know so well, Scout Finch, who is all grown up and has returned to the small town of Maycomb, Alabama to visit her family and reconcile her past.

    For more information about this new book from Harper Lee, check out "Digging Deeper into Go Set a Watchman."

    Excerpt from our blog: 

    ...While many have referred to Go Set a Watchman as To Kill a Mockingbird’s sequel, it was actually written well before the story we know and love. It was on the advice of her publisher that Harper Lee changed the narrative to that of a child telling the story of Tom Robinson as it unfolded in Maycomb County, Alabama...  (Read More)

     

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  7. The Second Head of Chocolata by Elmo D. Ziebach
    $16.00

    Set in South Alabama The Second Head of Chocolata is a series of short stories written about a man and a boy. The author wrote a few of these short stories as the boy recalled tales the man had told him about the hunting and fishing adventures of his youth around the Mobile area. Then the author tells of the boy's life as he grew up hunting, fishing, water skiing, and frog gigging in and about the rivers and marshes of the Mobile River Delta and Mobile Bay. Some of the stories are serious, some are sentimental, and some are meant to entertain. All the stories are based on real incidents but the exact truth may be absent here and there due to the diminishing capacities of the boy. Some names have been changed to protect the author from being abused by his friends who were involved with the real incidents.

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  8. The Man Who Planted Trees (Paperback) by Jean Giono
    $10.00

    In 1910 while hiking through the wild lavender in a windswept, desolate valley in Provence, a man comes across a shepherd called Elzéard Bouffier. Staying with him, he watches Elzéard sorting and then planting hundreds of acorns as he walks through the wilderness.

    Ten years later, after the war, he visits the shepherd again and sees the young forest he has created spreading slowly over the valley. Elzéard's solitary, silent work continues and the narrator returns year after year to see the miracle he is gradually creating: a verdant, green landscape that is a testament to one man's creative instinct.

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  9. Alabama Moon by Watt Key
    $8.99

    For as long as ten-year-old Moon can remember, he has lived out in the forest in a shelter with his father. They keep to themselves, their only contact with other human beings an occasional trip to the nearest general store. When Moon's father dies, Moon follows his father's last instructions: to travel to Alaska to find others like themselves. But Moon is soon caught and entangled in a world he doesn't know or understand; he's become property of the government he has been avoiding all his life. As the spirited and resourceful Moon encounters constables, jails, institutions, lawyers, true friends, and true enemies, he adapts his wilderness survival skills and learns to survive in the outside world, and even, perhaps, make his home there.

    "Alabama Moon" is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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  10. Alabama Moon by Watt Key
    $8.99

    For as long as ten-year-old Moon can remember, he has lived out in the forest in a shelter with his father. They keep to themselves, their only contact with other human beings an occasional trip to the nearest general store. When Moon's father dies, Moon follows his father's last instructions: to travel to Alaska to find others like themselves. But Moon is soon caught and entangled in a world he doesn't know or understand; he's become property of the government he has been avoiding all his life. As the spirited and resourceful Moon encounters constables, jails, institutions, lawyers, true friends, and true enemies, he adapts his wilderness survival skills and learns to survive in the outside world, and even, perhaps, make his home there.

    "Alabama Moon" is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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