Nelle Harper Lee was 89. In her life she only published two books and for most of her life it was only one book. That one book was To Kill a Mockingbird. That first published book was embraced by the public immediately. It won her the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2007). The story was very autobiographical. The Characters based on people in her life. She saw herself as the tomboy Scout and her neighbor Dell was based onTruman Capote.

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In 1962 a film version of the book was released and being a faithful adaptation has saved children lots of time in actually reading the book for their reports.

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Harper next to a scene from the film

 

In 2015 Lee published her 2nd book (really her 1rst book) a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird. It is with a sad heart that we say goodbye scout.