High Coo – July 11 – To Kill a Mockingbird

First published on July 11, 1960

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:

Dear Nelle

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

Harper Lee’s portrait from the first edition of her book

5 thoughts on “High Coo – July 11 – To Kill a Mockingbird

  1. Dr B

    Nice haiku, I think I got this one! I’m very ignorant of American literature but have read some of Timothy Leary, John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac . That’s about it.

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