- Gene Seymour: Harper Lee's 1960 novel remains an emotional gateway for young readers
- He says it portrays the acceptance, and then understanding, of what it means to walk in somebody else's shoes
Gene Seymour is a film critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and the Washington Post. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer.
(CNN)Any day now, we're constantly told, books will no longer exist and humankind will depend exclusively on images and tweets to tell its stories. From the latter half of the 20th century all the way through the first 15 years of the 21st, there's been endless chatter predicting the end of printed pages between binders. Or, at least, of their power and influence on people.