Students and Teachers Mourn Death of Harper Lee

Maya Durham and Naomi Meurice

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This morning, Pulitzer Prize winning author Nelle Harper Lee, passed away at the age of 89. Lee was best known for her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, which highlighted issues of race in the South during the Civil Rights Movement.

Ms. Ali Borger-Germann, an English teacher at City High, was shaken by the news of Lee’s passing.

“I remember being so in love with her vision of childhood,” Borger-Germann said. “I was a freshman looking fondly on my elementary school years, and it was nice to see someone else doing the same.”

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most taught books in high school, exposing students to the conflict of the past.

“[Her books] were good in every way. It was fun to read and it was really revolutionary, especially for her time,” said Max Meyer ’18.