Harper Lee was an American novelist widely known for her novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' published in 1960. It won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on her observations of her family, her neighbors, and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936, when she was 10 years old. Lee only published two books during her lifetime but remained an influential figure in American literature until her death in 2016.
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Set in the racially charged South during the Depression, the novel follows a young girl and her older brother as they navigate their small town's societal norms and prejudices. Their father, a lawyer, is appointed to defend a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman, forcing the children to confront the harsh realities of racism and injustice. The story explores themes of morality, innocence, and the loss of innocence through the eyes of the young protagonists.