To Kill a Mockingbird is by Harper Lee. A classic of American literature and a must read for all readers. Set in a small southern Alabama town, this tale centers around two young children. A brother and sister, Jem and Scout, and their father Atticus, the town lawyer. When their father defends a Negro man accused of raping a white woman, Jem and Scout must face the bigotry and hatred of a community. A compassionate and moving tale of growing up in the deep south. The Finch children learn that there is kindness and love as well as hatred and cruelty in their town and that through it all the important thing is doing what is right.
Ratings: 11th grade - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (some mature thematic content).