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April 28, 1926
February 19, 2016
April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016
Nelle Harper Lee was an American novelist best known for her 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
Harper Lee’s best-known book is the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which was published in 1960. She wrote the novel Go Set a Watchman before To Kill a Mockingbird, but it was not published until 2015. She also wrote essays on Alabama history.
Harper Lee received a Pulitzer Prize in 1961 for her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. She was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007.
Harper Lee wrote the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which was published in 1960. Its powerful depiction of racism and prejudice in the American South is widely acclaimed. It has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
“The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.”
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”