By Honey Gillard 

So we’ve all heard of or read the infamous novel ‘To kill a Mockingbird’ – most of us ventured through the book in our high school days – but how many of us can tell the story of meeting the one-time author of the novel, Harper Lee. Not many at all.

Well recently a group of high school students in Alabama were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – an audience with Harper Lee herself.

The Alabama students were putting on a school production of Lee’s book ‘To kill a Mockingbird,’ and guess who was in the audience? yep you guessed right - that’s if you said Harper Lee of course.. hehe.

The author delightfully and attentively watched the play from the audience and met with the student actors after the play concluded.

Harper Lee was greeted with a standing ovation at the production. The play brought together about 60 students from nearly all-white Mountain Brook High and all-black Fairfield High Preparatory School.

Lee is currently 80 years old and gives very limited interviews but is occasionaly spotted meeting with students.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ a book which looks at racial injustice from the eyes of a tenacious tomboy named Scout, inspired a movie. Both the film and novel won wide acclaim at a time when Alabama was still rigidly segregated.

Find out more about this touching and powerful novel here.

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Sources: WLTX

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