To Kill a Mockingbird

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Dramatic Publishing, 1970 - Fathers and daughters - 80 pages
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Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recently, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the twentieth century.

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Hmm, it seems I was mistaken... I may have taken the title too literally. You see, one sunny Tuesday morning, I just woke up after a solid 45 minute sleep, and I swear the most annoying sound was penetrating through my window, almost as annoying as Jamaica. So I did what the title told me to do, and I did it with just, and a slight prejudice towards birds. I could make a crow/murder pun here, but I feel that it would be unsanitary. Anyways, I murdered that MF, and it was good, but you can't blame me, find this lady Harper Lee and tell her that technically she's an accomplice to animal murder. This was fun, have a good day fine sir. 

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This is a moving story about race, class, friendship & justice. It has so many themes all within one story. The story takes place in Alababa during the Great Depression. Told my one of the main characters, Scout Finch, the story is about her life in the south. Her father, Atticus Finch is a lawyer who is defending a black man who is on trial for allegedly raping a white girl in town. Atticus stands up for what he believes is right even though the rest of the town is critizing what he is doing. Scout and her brother Jem stand behind him and support him through all of this, all while spending the summer together before they go to school.  

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Nelle Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama on April 28, 1926. She studied law at the University of Alabama from 1945 to 1949, and spent a year as an exchange student in Oxford University, Wellington Square. She moved to New York where she worked as an airlines reservations clerk while pursuing a literary career. In 1959, she accompanied Truman Capote to Holcombe, Kansas, as a research assistant for Capote's novel In Cold Blood. Her first book, To Kill a Mockingbird, was published in 1960 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961. The book was adapted as a feature film in 1962 and a London stage play in 1987. Her second book, Go Set a Watchman, was published in 2015. She died on February 19, 2016 at the age of 89.

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