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To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Warner Books, c1960, 281 pages, $6.99 Classical American Literature / social issues ISBN 0-446-22227-5 To Kill a Mockingbird is a classical American piece of literature that illustrates the dense and hostile pretexts of racism in the South. In a sleepy Southern town a young girl, Scout must grow into a world that has racial conflicts emanating from all facets of society. With her father, Atticus Finch representing the defensive side of Tom Robinson, a local black man accused of raping a Ewell daughter, Scout watches this sleepy town come alive as roles of social class and prejudices take shape before her eyes. The bitter anger of racism wields forces against the concepts of justice and equality in Harper Lee’s book. However, the beauty of family and courage pervade through the text and exemplify the growth of the mind in childhood and beyond. Complex human relationships unfold in this literature and evoke useful and critical issues that should be discussed in the classroom.
Was forced to read this ... twice ... and hated it both times.