American author, Harper Lee, published her first book based loosely on her own family’s experience in Monroeville, Alabama in 1936. Addressing rape and racial injustice, the book was an instant success and received the Pulitzer Prize 1961.
The book was made into a movie in 1962 starring Gregory Peck. The movie was a hit and won three Oscars including Best Actor for its star.
(Nelle) Harper Lee did not publish another book until 2015. She died in 2016. Here is today’s haiku:
Once can be enough
when you share your inner truth
for the world to see
For more information on Harper Lee see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harper_Lee
For more information on the book see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird