harper leeHarper Lee, whose first novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” about racial injustice in a small Alabama town, sold more than 30 million copies and became one of the most beloved and most taught works of fiction ever written by an American, has died. She was 89.

The news was confirmed by the mayor’s office in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

The beloved Alabama novelist has died only a few months after the sequel to the famous To Kill a Mockingbird book was published. To Kill a Mockingbird, which was a huge critical and commercial success and won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Everyone offered their tribute on twitter