Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Bethany Hegedus

Illustrator: Erin McGuire

Here is the inspiring true story of Nelle Harper Lee, the girl who grew up to be one of the most beloved writers of the twentieth century. Author’s note. Selected bibliography. Suggested videos. Full-color digital illustrations done in Photoshop.

ISBN: 9780062456700

JLG Release: Mar 2018

Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas
Topics: Nelle Harper Lee (1926–2016) , Monroeville, Alabama , The Great Depression , Truman Capote (1924–1984) , Friendship , Childhoods , New York City , Authors , To Kill a Mockingbird

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Book Details



First Release

March 2018



Dewey Classification

813/.54092 B

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 4.7; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.7; Points: 3;


Level 880L


Print Book


Hardcover edition


Balzer + Bray

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas


Nelle Harper Lee (1926–2016), Monroeville, Alabama, The Great Depression, Truman Capote (1924–1984), Friendship, Childhoods, New York City, Authors, To Kill a Mockingbird,

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