Lawyer Atticus Finch defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lees classic, Puliter Prize-winning novel—a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the eyes of Atticuss children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s.
Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama, where she attended local schools and the University of Alabama. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, three honarary degrees, and many other literart awards.
Winner of the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Fiction.