2016: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird book coverTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee

Waukesha Reads – NEA Big Read 2016 featured To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird is the rare American novel that can be discovered with excitement in adolescence and reread into adulthood without fear of disappointment. Few novels so appealingly evoke the daily world of childhood in a way that seems convincing whether you are sixteen or sixty-six.

As Harper Lee’s narrator, Scout Finch, tries to draw out a reclusive neighbor, she bears witness to a racially charged trial that shapes the character of her Alabama community.

Waukesha Reads: 2016 Flash Fiction Contest

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest this year! We are excited to announce this year’s winners! Clicking on each person’s name will take you to their entry.


Winner: Leah Wanner, Waukesha, WI

Runner Up: Becky Thomas, Waukesha, WI


Winner: Grace Slapczynski, 10th Grade, Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Runner Up: None


Winner: Autumn Lee, 7th Grade, Wisconsin Hills Middle School, Brookfield, WI

Runner Up: Bridgid Chanen, Butler Middle School, Waukesha, WI

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