To Kill A Mockingbird may be the most important novel of the 20th century. Having sold over 40 million copies, It displays the race issues that are part of our society. Harper Lee’s book won a Pulitzer Prize. Mockingbird was her only published book. Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in the movie. 

The sequel comes out Tuesday. Harper Lee is 89 and living in a nursing home. Go Set a Watchman takes place 20 years after To Kill A Mockingbird, but it was actually written beforehand. Watchman was Harper Lee’s first manuscript. It was rediscovered last fall. The title comes from Isaiah 21:6. 

If you’re going to read it next week when it comes out, it might be good to reread To Kill A Mockingbird first:

Read the first chapter of Go Set A Watchman online for free:

Then, if you still want to read it: