Nelle Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926) is an American author known for her 1961 Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which deals with the issues of racism that were observed by the author as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Despite being Lee's only published book, it led to her being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature. Lee has also been the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, but has always declined to make a speech.
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... authors and celebrities as well as people close to Harper Lee shared their experiences with To Kill a Mockingbird in the book Scout, Atticus, Boo A Celebration of Fifty Years of To ... interviews with Mary Badham, Tom Brokaw, Oprah Winfrey, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, as well as Harper Lee's sister, Alice Finch Lee ... The 2010 documentary film "Hey, Boo Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird" focuses on the background of the book and the film as well as their impact on readers and viewers ...
... hearings to decide the book's appropriateness for the classroom, Harper Lee sent $10 to The Richmond News Leader suggesting it to be used toward the enrollment of "the Hanover County ... that many studies of the book and biographies of Harper Lee include descriptions of important moments in the movement, despite the fact that she had no direct involvement in any of ... McWhorter writes of Lee, "...for a white person from the South to write a book like this in the late 1950s is really unusual—by its very existence an act of protest." Author James ...
... of Idabel in Other Voices, Other Rooms on his Monroeville neighbor and best friend, Harper Lee, and was in turn the inspiration for the character Dill Harris in Lee's 1960 bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-win ... Lee, Harper Lee's mother and father, lived very near ... Harper Lee was my best friend ...
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