In 1960, Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird, which won the Pulitzer Prize and became a classic American novel read by countless high school students. After decades of silence — Lee vowed she’d never publish another novel — the now 89-year-old author is releasing a second book, Go Set a Watchman. Set 20 years after the events of Mockingbird, the story follows Scout Finch as she journeys home to visit her father, Atticus. In celebration of this anticipated return of the literary great, the Spokane Public Library screens the film Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird, which explores Lee’s life, as well as the history and inspiration for the groundbreaking first novel. Following the film is a discussion of the new book, accompanied by southern-inspired refreshments. Go Set a Watchman will be published on July 14.
— Erin Robinson