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Celebrate Black History Month
with these Amazing Authors

In preparation for what will certainly be an emotionally charged African-American History Month (February 2017), consider these important author/speaker contributors to the black history conversation.

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The Mockingbird Next Door Author Marja Mills on Harper Lee’s Vulnerability

Author and speaker Marja Mills, whose debut memoir The Mockingbird Next Door has taken her on many speaking engagements coordinated by Books In Common, recently addressed the question of whether she thinks author Harper Lee could have been strong-armed into releasing Go Set a Watchman in an interview with CNN. Ms. Mills’ memoir revolves around […]

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How I Met Harper Lee: A Podcast With The Mockingbird Next Door Author Marja Mills

Author and speaker Marja Mills was featured this week on the First Coast Connect podcast, part of the WJCT Public Broadcast in Jacksonville, Florida, to tell the story of how she met Harper Lee, the subject of her book The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee. Mockingbird is Mills’ first book and is an extremely rare […]

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Finding Unity in the Community: Common Reads Titles that Bring Us Closer

When Books In Common/Terra Com was founded in 2001, Community Reading Programs as envisioned by pioneering Seattle Librarian Nancy Pearl were in their infancy. Since then, BIC has connected with thousands of literary programs across the globe, helping event planners as they face the sometimes daunting task of selecting the perfect book for their communities, partnering with the author, and ensuring that their specific goals are met and exceeded – year after year. We focus on these important programs because we passionately believe that building common ground around literature is one of the best ways to bridge the divide among race, religion, socio-economics, sexual orientation, politics, and cultural identities.

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Author Interview: Marja Mills

Books In Common recently interviewed Marja Mills, author of The Mockingbird Next Door, about her memoir. In 2004, Mills moved in next door to Nelle Harper Lee and her sister Alice and spent 18 months developing a friendship with the iconic author. She learned about Alabama, the Lees and the influences that shaped the beloved To Kill A Mockingbird.

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To Kill a Mockingbird Experts Share Insight and Interest in Harper Lee!

If you would like to host an event to discuss “To Kill a Mockingbird” or the forthcoming “Go Set a Watchman”, here are some authors that Books In Common encourages you to consider.

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