By Esther Lombardi from the USA:
Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926.
She would become famous for her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, for which she received the Pulitzer Prize.
In this famous work of fiction, Harper Lee wrote: “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.
They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.
That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
This page has information on mockingbirds, including a sound file.
The theme of the novel in racism in the USA.
See also here.
Honoring “To Kill a Mockingbird”. A novel of the civil rights struggle: here.
J.D. Salinger‘s The Catcher in the Rye: here.