I am Scout

The Biography of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields

Book Report by Collin Rowe

Overview of book

Discouraged, Nelle grabbed the whole stack of papers and threw them out the window. I Am Scout is about Harper Lee, who is a struggling writer, and who eventually writes the very popular novel called To Kill A MockingBird. The angle of the book is no matter who you are you can do things that others may say that you can't. The genre of the story is non-fiction. The theme of this story I think is probably you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it.


1. Which characters play important roles that relate to the overall theme? The main character Harper Lee, Truman Capote and Harper's family because they were the characters mentioned most.

2. What was the author’s purpose for writing this book? To inform the readers about Harper Lee's life and how she came to write a very popular novel.

3. What interesting or notable facts do you know about the author? He was raised in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a degree in English and American History in 1979. He has a wife and two children.

4. Why would you recommend this book? I wouldn't recommend this book because to me it was super boring. The book was mostly about Nelle's education and work life. then it moved on to her writing To Kill A Mockingbird.

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