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What awards did Harper Lee win?

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For her work "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee famously won the Pulitzer Prize. Though this was the only book that she ever wrote, Lee continued to win awards throughout her lifetime.

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In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, "To Kill a Mockingbird" also won the Brotherhood Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Alabama Library Association Award and the Bestsellers Paperback of the Year Award for 1961, the year it was released. Despite dealing with issues that were incredibly relevant to the time, the book endured as a classic throughout the years.

More than 60 years after its initial release, "To Kill a Mockingbird" was awarded the title of Best Novel of the Century by the Library Journal. In the 21st century, Harper Lee was awarded the Alabama Humanities Award, the ATTY Award from Spector Gadon & Rosen Foundation, the Los Angeles Public Library Literary Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2006, Lee was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame, and she was admitted to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2007. "To Kill A Mockingbird" is one of the most famous American novels of all time, and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

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