Harper Lee

Harper Lee's social influence

General Biography

Harper Lee is an American novelist born in Monroeville, Alabama. She was born on April 28, 1926 and is still alive today. She wrote To Kill A Mockingbird (1960) and Go Set A Watchman (2015).


Harper Lee is best known for her first book and Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. Her novel was published in 1960 and first released on July 11, 1960. More recently, Harper Lee's second book, Go Set A Watchman, was released April 14, 2015 and made 2015's best seller list.

Social Critique

In Harper Lee's book To Kill A Mockingbird she addressed the presence of, and ignorance and blindness toward racism and segregation in the south.


Harper Lee's book, To Kill A Mockingbird, is still around today and unfortunately so is segregation, just a lot less. The character Atticus Finch believed the law should be the same for everyone, no matter their race. The court was not fair toward Tom Robinson, and even today we have had reports of our law enforcement wrongly treating African American minors and even shooting them.