Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird

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Harper Lee “Everybody’s gotta learn, nobody’s born knowing.” Harper Lee, best known for her book “To Kill A Mockingbird” and “Go Set A Watchman”. Everything in the books reflected her life. Her background is needed so you can understand the books she wrote in her lifetime. Nelle Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. Her father, Amasa Coleman Lee, was a lawyer and the basis of Atticus Finch, the lawyer in To Kill A Mockingbird. Like him, Amasa “was unsuccessful in defending two African American men accused of murder.” This was an unpopular choice back then because the African Americans were “guilty of everything”. Later Harper Lee went to law college at the University of Alabama, but left before getting a decree for New York City to work as a airline reservationist in 1949. Still, writing was her stronghold and later she got “financial help from friends so she could write full-time”.…show more content…
It tells the story of a young girl nicknamed “Scout” portrayed as Lee the daughter of Atticus Finch, portrayed as Lee’s father, a white lawyer. Scout and her brother, Jem, learn the principles of racial justice and open-mindedness from their father, who defends a black man who is falsely accused. “To Kill A Mockingbird” has been published in “40 languages and has sold over a million copies per year”. Having a famous book always has someone wanting to copyright, that’s exactly what happened, a man “engaged in a scheme to dupe her out of the copyrighting deals”. Later the Monroe County Heritage Museum was selling “unauthorized merchandise related to the novel”. In 2007, Harper Lee received a Presidential Medal of Freedom for her “outstanding contribution to America’s literary tradition” at the White House. Later she suffered a stroke and is struggling with health, like hearing-loss, limited vision, and short-term memory. Though despite her health she is still
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