America's Authors


Monroeville, Alabama was the birthplace of Harper Lee (1926- ) and was the town on which she most closely based her fictional town, Maycomb, that acted as the setting for To Kill a Mockingbird.

Writers who have dealt with a similar theme: Richard Wright, Mark Twain


To explain what they thought about the novel, four teachers at Central High School were asked the following question: Is To Kill a Mockingbird great literature, and should it be required reading for English 11 students? Here's what they said:


See how Tyler and Christine explored the theme of prejudice after reading the book.

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