The Life of Harper Lee

By: Riley Taguwa and Michelle Krenowicz

Childhood

*Born on April 28, 1926 *Raised in Monroeville, Alabama *Youngest of 4 kids *Attended public school *Always wanted to be a writer

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is a book about racial segregation. The story takes place in a small southern town and tells about a rape trial. Harper won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960 for her book.

Why do we still read the book today?

We still read To Kill a Mockingbird today so people can read about what it was like in the past with the racial struggle. We also read so we will never forget what it was like to live in a place like in To Kill a Mockingbird and to make sure that it won't happen again.