Image of book cover used courtesy of HarperCollins.
Today we?ll visit Maycomb, Alabama as we discuss the classic 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Deservedly, Lee won a Pulitzer Prize for this heart-wrenching story about race and injustice in a small Southern town. Tom Robinson, a black man, is unjustly tried for a crime he didn?t commit. Atticus Finch, the lawyer defending Robinson, sees well beyond Jim Crow and skin color. Here, he explains to his precocious daughter, Scout---and to generations of readers---what morality and conscience is all about.
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