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"To Kill a Mockingbird" wins library contest


WAUSAU (WAOW) – A March madness-style competition in Marathon County has named “To Kill a Mockingbird” as the most influential book, the Marathon County Public Library said Monday.

The novel by Harper Lee defeated “Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank in what the library promoted as a “Literary Smackdown.”

People voted on the books between Aug. 12 and Aug. 16.

In June, the library began the March Madness-style bracket, allowing people to vote on their favorite fiction and nonfiction books as part of a summer reading program. The competition narrowed down the two finalists.

The library said an average of 150 people voted each week.

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