Students and Teachers Mourn Death of Harper Lee

Maya Durham and Naomi Meurice

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.