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HARPER LEE By Group 1 Zach, Madi, Haley, & Sam. When and where was Harper Lee born? What was her family like? Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama.

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1 HARPER LEE By Group 1 Zach, Madi, Haley, & Sam

2 When and where was Harper Lee born? What was her family like? Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama in 1926 She was the youngest of four siblings Her father was a well known lawyer in Alabama, as well as a local state legislature and he owned part of the newspaper Her mother was thought to be bipolar and rarely left home

3 Who was her childhood best friend? Her best friend throughout her life was future author, Truman Capote Truman was often picked on and called a sissy for wearing fancy clothes They were not that similar in personality traits, but they both had difficult home lives

4 What did she study in college? Did she participate in any extra-curricular activities? Originally the young author set out to be a writer but then decided she wanted to practice law, only to change her mind once again four years down the road, back to being the famous author we know today At her first college she enrolled in (Huntingdon university) Harper Lee was a member of the literary honors society and glee club. When she attended Alabama university she was in a sorority and she wrote and reported for her school newspaper

5 Based off the information on the previous slide, why might this be important to consider while reading “To Kill a Mocking Bird”? Our group believes that her major in law at Alabama university played a major role in the book “to kill a mocking bird” because the main characters fathers profession was a lawyer (who she’s very close with) which caused the conflict in the story

6 How did her decision to move to New York make To Kill A Mockingbird a reality? She met broadways Michael Martin Brown and his wife who supported her new career opportunity as a writer They granted her with the Christmas present of support to help through her first year of publishing and writing They also helped her find an agent Her agent helped catch the eye of the publishing firm which became interested in her first great novel

7 What year was To Kill A Mockingbird published? When was it adapted to screen? To Kill a Mocking Bird was published in July of 1960 In 1962 it became adapted to screen

8 Was Harper Lee honored in any way following the publication of To Kill A Mockingbird? 1961- awarded the Pulitzer Prize 1962- Horton Foote wrote a screen play, her novel got nominated for 8 academy awards and won 4 of them 1977- an English illustrated version appeared in Moscow 1987-produced into a play which was produced in England


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