To Kill a Mockingbird: Biography: Harper Lee

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Born in 1926, Harper Lee grew up in depression-era Monroeville, Alabama.  The youngest of four children, Lee followed her attorney father into law.  Lee attended the University of Alabama law school and spent the 1950's working for Eastern Airlines and writing short stories.  On the suggestion of her editor, Lee developed one of her short stories into her only novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, published in 1960.  Mockingbird won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and spent 80 weeks on the bestseller list.  Translated into 40 languages with 30 million copies in print, Mockingbird's success als