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Nelle Harper Lee and Truman Capote— Together Again, In this New Novel for Young Adults

Novel (ages 8-12)

TRU & NELLE by G. Neri

Coming March 1, 2016 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

1432221127817“If you’ve ever wanted to run through the backyards of dusty old Maycomb, Alabama in search of high adventure and mystery, just like Scout, Dill, and Jem, then this is your chance. It’s all here! Greg Neri has recreated the childhoods of Harper Lee, Truman Capote, and Jennings Carter— the real-life models for the kids in To Kill a Mockingbird— and spun new adventures for them. You’ll join these three friends as they really lived, and help them figure out a case that has the whole town baffled. I hope you’re up for some fun!” — Charles J. Shields, author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee

Tru & Nelle is a wonderfully imaginative re-creation of the childhoods of two great American writers, but even more, it is a novel that affirms the mysterious and glorious ways that friendship reaches across boundaries of all sorts to claim unexpected kinship.”—Gary D. Schmidt, author of Newbery Honor books Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and The Wednesday Wars