To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee

About the Author

  • Born April 28, 1926
    • Monroeville, AL
  • TKAM deals with the racial issues she witnessed growing up. Scout represents the author as a little girl although the story is not strictly autobiographical.
  • Best friend growing up was Truman Capote
  • Her father practiced law- once defended two black men accused of killing a white shopkeeper
  • Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom in November of 2007

Historical Context

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