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The real reason To Kill a Mockingbird is so famous

It’s a classic. But there’s an unexpected reason why.

To Kill A Mockingbird is a classic. But there’s more than one reason why.
Phil Edwards is a senior producer for the Vox video team.

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic — but there’s a surprising reason it’s so famous.

In this episode of Overrated, I take a look at the paperback revolution that helped make To Kill a Mockingbird a classroom classic. In addition to Lee’s writing, gradual public acceptance of paperback books helped her story spread.

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