Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Harper Lee was born in 1926 in a small town in Alabama. She was the youngest of four children and grew up a tomboy. Her father was a lawyer and participated in state legislature, while her mother suffered from a mental illness and rarely left the house. In her twenties, Lee moved to New York City to pursue her career of becoming a writer. She made some friends who offered to let her live with them for a year so she could focus solely on her writing. During this time, she was introduced to a publisher and wrote her award winning To Kill a Mockingbird which is the book that precedes Go Set a Watchman. Even though To Kill a Mockingbird was published first, she wrote Go Set a Watchman first. The editor told Lee to make the main character younger. After working it for a couple years, To Kill a Mockingbird was published. Go Set a Watchman is an incredible novel. This book falls under the category of fiction. Containing many themes, the book follows up on the lives of the characters people love in To Kill a Mockingbird and shows how they have changed and how everyone responds to change. This book also deals with the issue of race and discrimination. This novel is set in the 1950’s as the South was still separated by the color of one’s skin. Jean Louis, aka Scout, is returning home to Maycomb, Alabama from New York City. Being reunited with her friends and family, her small town seems to still be stuck in its way. Jean Louis is enjoying her visit, minus her Aunt Alexandra, until she

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