Nellie Harper Lee
By: Micah smith
Later in harpers life she was recognized for her popular book "To Kill a Mockingnird". On May 7, 2006 Harper wrote a letter to Oprah Winfrey about her passion for books and how she loved to read. A year later on November 5, 2007 George w. Bush presented Harper with the presidential medal of freedom. The medal being the highest civilian award in the U.S. Four years later Harper was living in a assisted living facility, wheelchair-bound, partially blind and deaf, and was suffering from memory loss. Now only 5 years after being out in a assisted living facility she died on February 19, 2016 at the age of 89 in monroeville, Alabama. But her name and legacy still lives on as people around the country continue to read "To Kill a Mockingbird" and her new book "Go Set a Watchman".
The book "To Kill a Mockingbird" by harper lee
In 1960 the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" was published by author and book lover Harper Lee.
Harper gets an award
In 2007 president George w. Bush presented Harper with the presidential medal of freedom.
Harper Lee laid to rest
Harper Lee died February 19, 2016 at age 89. She was laid to rest in her home town monroeville, Alabama.