July 11, 1960: “To Kill a Mockingbird” Published
On this day in 1960, the classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was published for the first time. The novel, loosely based on observations and occurrences near Lee’s hometown when she was 10 years old, won the Pulitzer Prize and became one of the most influential books of the century.
Watch the full documentary, “Harper Lee: Hey, Boo”, on the mysterious author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” who removed herself from the public limelight – refusing any publicity for herself or the novel – in 1964.
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