Harper We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Harper.
Emily Harper - a song by Mark Wills
Harper Valley P.T.A. - a song by Jeannie C. Riley
Hats Off to (Roy) Harper - a song by Led Zeppelin
Joe Harper Saturday Morning - a song by Van Morrison
Also Known As Harper (Ann Haywood Leal) - Things are up and down for fifth-grader Harper Lee Morgan. Her father and his drinking are gone, and her mother is trying to hold the family together, but the rent is past due, and their landlady, Mrs. Early, is out of patience. Harper Lee knows that all too well, thanks to the snide comments of her classmate Winnie Rae Early. Harper is focused on readying her poetry for a school contest, but when her mother loses her job and Harper has to stay home with her younger brother, Hemingway, her hopes for the contest fade away. Recommended for ages 9-12.
I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee (Charles J. Shields) - To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most widely read novels in American literature. It’s also a perennial favorite in high school English classrooms across the nation. Yet onetime author Harper Lee is a mysterious figure who leads a very private life in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, refusing to give interviews or talk about the novel that made her a household name. Lee’s life is as rich as her fiction, from her girlhood as a rebellious tomboy to her days at the University of Alabama and early years as a struggling writer in New York City. Recommended for ages young adult.
Famous People Named Harper - Harper Lee (author); Harper LeBel (football player); Harper Simon (musician, son of Paul Simon); Harper Williams (basketball player)
Famous People who Named their Child Harper - David Spade (comic/actor); Eddie Vedder (musician); Lisa Marie Presley (musician, daughter of Elvis); Neil Patrick Harris (actor); Paul Simon (musician); Tiffani Thiessen (actress)
Harper Lee (28 Apr 1926 – Current) - Harper Lee is an important American figure by virtue of her publication of “To Kill a Mockingbird” in 1960 which won the Pulitzer Prize. Her contribution to American literature would eventually win her the Presidential Medal of Freedom award in 2007. Harper grew up in Alabama and modeled the book’s heroine, Scout Finch, after herself. She was the daughter of a small town, respected attorney, and she herself was a precocious tomboy. The novel deals with 10-year-old Scout’s observations of racial injustice as her father defends a black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman. Her innate, innocent belief in the goodness of human nature is sorely tested as she and her family end up on the receiving end of this hatred. She emerges triumphantly in the end with a more adult perspective on the existence of evil while still keeping her sense of goodness intact.