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Happy Birthday Harper Lee!

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Harper Lee received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2007. Photo courtesy of The White House

To celebrate Harper Lee's birthday, here is one of my favorite quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird:

I wanted you to see what real courage is. . . . It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.

Visit The Big Read website to learn more about Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird.


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