"Mockingbird" is one of the first books to touch on race relations in America.
“I’m deeply honored that President Obama will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of To Kill A Mockingbird by introducing it to a national audience,” Pulitzer prize winner and famously media-shy Lee says. “I believe it remains the best translation of a book to film ever made..."
Was Obama picked to introduce it just because he's black? No.
Former president George W. Bush presented Lee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007.