Shields, Charles J. 2008. I am Scout, the Biography of Harper Lee. New York: Henry Holt and Company. (ISBN 0-8050-8334-0 $18.95: US; Hardcover.)
*Winner of the 2007 Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance for Best Nonfiction Book
*Quill Award Nominee for Biography
*Junior Literary Guild selection
*2009 Best book for Young Adults—ALA
The biography of the famous author, Harper Lee who is known for her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Gives a biography of Harper Lee through a variety of sources such as archives and interviews with friends and acquaintances. Tells about growing up, the writing of Mockingbird and her friendship with Truman Capote. She was a great influence and help to Capote’s famous work, “In Cold Blood.” Includes notes, bibliography and index. Very insightful look into the reclusive life of Harper Lee.