Betts, Doris. Introduction to Southern Women Writers: The New Generation, edited by Tonette Bond Inge. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1990.
Bloom, Harold, ed. To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1999. Part of the Modern Critical Interpretations series, this volume includes a number of critical essays concerning the novel.
Johnson, Claudia Durst. To Kill a Mockingbird: Threatening Boundaries. New York: Twayne, 1994. A thesis regarding Lee’s feelings about the South.
Johnson, Claudia. “The Secret Courts of Men’s Hearts: Code and Law in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.” Studies in American Fiction 19, no. 2 (Autumn, 1991): 129-139.
Johnson, Claudia Durst. Understanding “To Kill a Mockingbird”: A Casebook to Issues, Sources and Historical Documents. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994. Useful for those doing in-depth studies of the novel.
Moates, Marianne M. A Bridge of Childhood: Truman Capote’s Southern Years. New York: Holt, 1989. Clearly shows Capote as character Dill Harris, reiterating childhood episodes which Lee used in the book.
Petry, Alice Hall. On Harper Lee: Essays and Reflections. Knoxville: Tennessee University, 2007. This volume offers eleven original essays on To Kill a Mockingbird, covering topics such as racism, social class, and religion. The durability and popularity of the novel are also discussed, along with Lee’s characterization and ability to create humor and humanity in the text.
O’Neill, Terry. Readings on “To Kill a Mockingbird.” San Diego, Calif.: Greenhaven Press, 2000. A collection of essays useful for students.
Shields, Carol. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee. New York: Henry Holt, 2006. This biography tells of the events that led to Harper’s writing of To Kill a Mockingbird, as well as her decision to shun the spotlight that shone on her after its publication.