To Kill a Mockingbird

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Vintage, 2004 - African Americans - 307 pages
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'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.'

Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this classic novel - a black man charged with attacking a white girl. Through the eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Lee explores the issues of race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s with compassion and humour. She also creates one of the great heroes of literature in their father, whose lone struggle for justice pricks the conscience of a town steeped in prejudice and hypocrisy.

Read the sequel to this book: Go Set a Watchman

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User Review  - Monika G. - Overstock.com

After all these years I finally read this book. First I was impressed with the humour. Next the wisdom of Atticus as a parent and attorney. Then the interaction of the neighbors in the neighborhood ... Read full review

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I'm not sure when I read this book for the first time, but I think I was about 10 years old. I loved it! This is one of my 'all-time' favorite books. If you haven't read it, YOU MUST DO IT NOW!!! Put it on your goal list - it's a wonderful, wonderful book that will stay with you always. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntingdon College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous other literary awards and honours. She died on 19 February 2016.

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