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Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Dies at 89

Ms. Lee on the porch of the family home in Alabama in 1961. Credit Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection, via Getty Images
Ms. Lee on the porch of the family home in Alabama in 1961. Credit Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection, via Getty Images

“Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” … “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Continue reading Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Dies at 89