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6 degrees: Wonder Woman and Scout Finch

Got to thinking this morning about two powerful women in literature: Wonder Woman and Scout Finch. They've both been in the news latey -- Wonder Woman for her controversial new costume and Scout for the 50th anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Though Wonder Woman is really ripped and can knock out bad guys with one hand, you'd be hard-pressed to say she's braver than Scout, who helped defuse a lynch mob outside the Maycomb jail. And if you've been on Read Street this week, you'll notice few degrees of separation between the heroines.

-- Wonder Woman got a new costume this week, replacing one that has hung in her closet since 1941.


-- To get a professional opinion on Wonder Woman's new look, we called on Karmen Fox of Baltimore's Holly G Boutique.

-- The boutique draws its name from Holly Golightliy, the chic New Yorker in "Breakfast at Tiffany's."


-- "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was written by Truman Capote, who had a childhood friend named Harper Lee.

-- Lee wrote her masterpiece "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1960, and won the Pulitzer Pirze.

-- Much of the novel's charm is its perspective, as Scout Finch looks back on events that shaped her family, her town and her time.

And don't forget, today is the last day to enter our giveaway for a 50th anniversary edition of TKAM and "Scout, Atticus & Boo."