A Letter from Harper Lee

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has written a letter for Oprah’s magazine on how she became a reader as a child in Monroeville Alabama in the 1930’s, according to the AP via CNN .

In the letter, Lee tells that she became a reader early on. Her older siblings and her mother read a story a day; and her father read newspaper articles to her. “Then, of course, it was Uncle Wiggly at bedtime.” In her hometown, books were scarce, making her treasure them all the more. “Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books,” she wrote.