About the author
- Brief biography
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- Harper Lee Dies at 89-ABC News
- Why Harper Lee Kept Her Silence for 55 years
“As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don’t think you are the most important being on earth.”
To Kill A Mockingbird
Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus–three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman.
The Century: America’s Time – 1929-1936 (documentary)
Scout (Jean Louise) Finch
“He stalked me out, marked me as his property, said I
was the only girl he would ever love, then neglected me. I beat him up twice, but it did no good.”
Jem (Jeremy Atticus) Finch
“If there’s just one kind of folks, why can’t they get along with each other? If they’re all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other?
“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”