Of course, our perspective is probably quite biased since we have dedicated the last nine months to studying the stories of America — in primary source documents, speeches, short stories, poetry, and even poems that haven’t even been published yet.
All of the works we’ve read this year are valuable and critical to understanding America’s Story, but perhaps the most important we read was To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird shines a light on the dark times of the past… which continue to cast a shadow on the present.
Some people think a further clue is hidden inside the lost manuscript that became public in 2015, shortly before Harper Lee’s death. Lee’s story may have shifted, but her dedication never wavered. Her dedication is key, and perhaps that’s where we should seek elucidation and further understanding of the riddles we face today.