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1.Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama. She was the youngest of four children and grew up in a small town. He father was a lawyer, a member of the Alabama state Legislature, and also owned part of the local newspaper. Her mother suffered from a mental illness,many people believed it was Bipolar Disorder, making it where she rarely left the house.
2.Lee's childhood friend was Truman Capote, known then as Truman Persons.
3.In college, Lee studied English Literature. She was known for being a loner and an individualist, but she did eventually join a sorority, and contributed to the schools newspaper and its humor, until one day she became the editor. She was accepted into law school, but she dropped out the first semester to follow her dream of becoming a writer. This may be important to consider while reading To Kill a Mockingbird because she took a long journey to get to become the writer she always dreamt of being.
4.Her decision to move to New York made To Kill a Mockingbird a reality because she was reunited with her childhood friend Truman Capote, who gave her a Christmas present one year-to support her for a year so she could write full time.
5.To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1959, and was adapted to screen in 1962.
6.Harper Lee won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize and many other literary awards for her book.
7.I think that in the book, the girl will have a tough home life with a sick mother, a good best friend, and many struggles throughout the book with bullying. I think that my knowledge will influence the reading of the book, and I think it should, because Harper Lee had many obstacles she had to face, but through it all, she knew what she wanted in life, to be a writer, and she did everything she could to become one.

Miss Fitzpatrick

Good predictions about To Kill a Mockingbird!

Tori Worley

1.Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama on April 28, 1926. Her father was a proprietor and a former newspaper editor. He served as a state senator and he also practiced law. She was the youngest of four children ans she was a tomboy. Her mother had a mental illness.
2.Lee's childhood friend was Truman Capote, formally Truman Persons.
3.Lee went to the University of Alabama to study English Literature. She joined a sorority and she became the editor for her college humor magazine, Rammer Jammer. She also studied law at the University of Alabama. These facts are important to consider when reading To Kill a Mockingbird because she knew the law that plays into the case of Tom Robinson in the book. Also, her experiences changed the way she would write her story.
4.When Lee moved to New York, she became friends with Micheal and Joy Brown. At Christmas time, the Browns gave Lee a huge present: they would support her for a year so she could write full time.
5.To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 and it was made into a movie in 1962.
6.The novel won a Pulitzer Prize in 1961. A condensed version of the story can be found in Reader's Digest. It was used by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the Literary Guild.
7.Conflicts about racism will probably surface in the book because that was a prominent issue at the time of the publication. Also, Lee was a young girl who was not very proper, so there may be conflicts about the expectations of a young lady may arise. The facts I now know about Lee will probably influence my reading of the novel because when the practice of law is introduced into the story, I will know she is not making it up. The facts I know should not influence my reading of the story because I need to make my own opinion, not base it off of someone else's.

Miss Fitzpatrick

The court case is one of the most interesting, and frustrating parts of the book.


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