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Harper lee

  1. 1. To Kill a Mockingbird A novel by: Harper Lee 1
  2. 2. Harper Lee Nelle Harper Lee was born April 28, 1926 in Monroeville. She was the youngest of four born children. As a child she was a tomboy who enjoyed reading and loved the company of her friend, Truman Capote.. 2
  3. 3. Harper Lee cont. Lee was only five years old when the Scottsboro Boys case ocurred. The case was regarding a accused rape of two white women by nine young men. The case left a deep impression on five year old lee, who would later use it as inspiration to write. 3
  4. 4. To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird published in 1960 The novel won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and spent 80 weeks on the bestseller list. It has been translated into 40 languages and there are over 30 Million copies in print. Based on the Scottboro Boys case 4
  5. 5. Similarities Between Novel and the Author The Novel isn’t autobiographical Towns  Monroeville & Maycomb Fathers  Both Lawyers  Lee’s father’s middle is Finch; Finch is the last name of family  Both had genuine humility and natural dignity Time Frame  Lee same age as Scout at the time the story takes place 5
  6. 6. Setting Maycomb, AL 1933-1935  During the Great Depression  Deep South  Segregation and Racism 6
  7. 7. To Kill a Mockingbird: Popularity and Influence Since its publication, the novel has been one of the ten most frequently assigned books in secondary schools. 7
  8. 8. Summary Harper Lee is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize- winning best-seller To Kill a Mockingbird her one and only published novel. She started to write in the late 80s To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 which still continues to influence our lives today 8

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