Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday Spotlight

Today's author is Harper Lee.

She was born born April 28, 1926 in Monoroeville, Alabama.
Growing up, she was best friends with her neighbor, Truman Capote.
She pursued a law degree at the University of Alabama, but never finished it.
She worked as an airline reservation clerk until 1958.
She published To Kill A Mockingbird in 1960 after taking a year off to write it.

She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961.
She accompanied Truman Capote to Kansas to help him research what would become his best-selling book, In Cold Blood.

Although she began writing 2 other books, she never published another one after TKAM.
She has earned various honorary degrees and was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.

Why do you think she didn't write another book?

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