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In Search of Mockingbird

Loretta Ellsworth

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

A runaway seeks Harper Lee for answers

Sometimes the things that need to be discovered aren't so easily found at home. Erin is certain that this is true in her case. A book is all that connects Erin to her mother, who died when she was a baby. But how much can Erin really learn about her mother from a tattered copy of To Kill a Mockingbird? On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Erin decides it's finally time to find out. And so begins her bus journey from Minnesota to Alabama in search of Harper Lee, the reclusive author of Mockingbird.

In a novel full of quirky characters, strange coincidences, and on-the-road adventures, Loretta Ellsworth deftly traces a unique voyage of self-discovery.

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Praise for In Search of Mockingbird

Praise for Loretta Ellsworth’s The Shrouding Woman:

ALA Amelia Bloomer Feminist Book for Youth
2005 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Master List
CCBC Choices 2003

“[This book] gently breaks new ground for children in removing some of the mystery from what some view as our last remaining obscenity, death. An important offering from a very talented newcomer.” —School Library Journal

“[An] intriguing topic, responsible period research, and skillful thematic development make this an accessible and unthreatening introduction to a neglected area of women’s history.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Loretta Ellsworth

  • Loretta Ellsworth is the author of the acclaimed middle-grade novel The Shrouding Woman. A former schoolteacher and mother of four grown children, Loretta lives in Lakeville, Minnesota.
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In Search of Mockingbird

Loretta Ellsworth

Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List, New York Charlotte Award Master List, IRA Children's Book Award Notable Book, NCTE Notable Child. Bks in Lang. A, NYPL Books for the Teen Age
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