To Kill a Mockingbird has become a staple in Language Arts classrooms across the country for many years. Now fans of the beloved book are getting a special treat from the 88 year old author, Harper Lee. Lee has announced that she will be releasing Go Set a Watchman is set to hit bookshelves July 14th, which follows the main character of To Kill a Mockingbird Scout, as an adult. Lee actually wrote Watchman prior to writing Mockingbird but wrote and released the latter at her publisher’s encouragement. Until recently, Lee thought the book has been lost to the ages until a friend contacted her about finding it.
This new story takes readers back to Maycomb, Alabama and is set 20 years after the events in To Kill a Mockingbird.
“Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father, Atticus,” says the publisher, Harper’s, announcement. “She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.”
Go Set a Watchman is set to hit bookshelves July 14th. The cover is not yet available.