If you are keeping score at home, Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960, fifty years ago.
Among the many reports celebrating the novel's appearance was an appreciation today on NPR's Morning Edition.
The novel was—and remains—an important book about, well, a lot of things, including moral courage. Perhaps that's why it is an important book.
Read or hear the NPR report here. You can thank us later.