CHARLES J. SHIELDS is the recipient of a Quill Award Nomination for Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee. He has been a teacher, a reporter for public radio, and a journalist, and is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers. He and his wife reside in Barboursville, Virginia.
"An absorbing and easy narrative style." --Kirkus Reviews "A fascinating look at the unconventional Lee." --Booklist "A surprisingly fascinating read." --School Library Journal "A page-turner." --ElleGirl "Readers will come away with the sense not only that they know the writer of [To Kill a Mockingbird, ] but also that she is someone that they would quite like." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books