Monday, February 22, 2016

RIP Harper Lee - Author of "To Kill a MockingBird"

Nelle Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016) the American novelist well known for "To Kill a Mockingbird", published in 1960, has died. Her book won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic. Even though Lee had only published this book, in 2007 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for literature.Truman Capote was the basis for the character Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird. The story of To Kill a Mockingbird are loosely based on Lee's family and neighbors, and events that occurred near her hometown in 1936. It examines racism and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. Another novel, Go Set a Watchman, was written in the mid-1950s and published in July 2015 as a "sequel". Nelle Harper Lee was born  in Monroeville, Alabama, where she was raised. Her parents were Frances Cunningham (Finch) and Amasa Coleman Lee.Lee died in her sleep on the morning of February 19, 2016, aged 89. She lived in Monroeville, Alabama. See the Full Movie of the book Below:

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