By Harper Lee, Grand Central Publishing (October 11, 1988)
To Kill A Mockingbird is a classic that shows the bravery it takes to grow beyond a culture poisoned by prejudice. It follows a small family in Alabama during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Scout Finch is an eight-year-old girl who lives with her brother, Jem, and father, Atticus. Scout spends the summer playing and having fun. Her world becomes very confusing when an African American man is arrested for raping a white woman. The townspeople become anxious and angry. Scout’s father, a lawyer, is asked to defend the accused man. The book is written through the eyes of Scout, who must confront a situation she does not understand. Atticus stands up for what he believes is right, even in the face of the town people’s prejudice and hatred.