To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

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The explosion of racial hate and violence in a small Alabama town is viewed by a young girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2002, c1960
Characteristics: 1 online resource (323 p.)
Edition: 1st Perennial classic ed
ISBN: 9780062368683
0062368680
Call Number: AXIS360 EBOOK FICTION LEE

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1. America's favorite book, as selected by voting viewers. If you haven't read this since high school, now is the perfect time to pick it up again.

This Pulitzer Prize winning novel follows Scout, a young girl raised in the south, as her father defends a black man unjustly accused.

This gripping, heart-wrenching, coming-of-age story in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl.

Four votes for Lee . . . says one staffer, "It was hard to pick a favorite in the 100 great books. I ended up picking “To Kill a Mockingbird” because I think it so clearly shows a time in our history, that we need to be cognizant of, and because it is so well written, and appeals to our bett... Read More »

A beautiful story about life and prejudice in the south as seen through the eyes of Scout, a young girl. Although often read by high school students, this book can be found in the adult section of our libraries.


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fjorden
Oct 28, 2018

I was glad I read this book with my English class.

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SusyHendrix
Oct 03, 2018

I am 25 years old, a lifelong bookworm, an English major, and yet I had never read To Kill A Mockingbird until this year. What a classic! I devoured it in one day. The tone is rather laidback and the evocation of childhood on point. The characters are all endearing and the themes of prejudice and mob justice remain vital, just as much in 2018 as they were in 1960 when the book was first published.

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Ghettostone
Oct 01, 2018

"To Kill A Mockingbird" Lee Harper A terrific story! A true literary classic in writing... A small family, a single father, in the deep South, is followed over time in this narrative. The family loves, celebrate, share values, and has unexpected adventures! Additionally, issues involving race occur with the case of a Black man accused of rape and the efforts "Atticus" to legally defend this injustice, upsets the White citizens of this Hamlet... A sub-plot in this historical story is about the children and the neighbor kid who play together and spend lazy days together during the Summer break. Games including hide and seek, racing up and down the block and tests of bravery, to see who will touch the nearly abandoned house where Boo Raddley lives before they are caught! The story has great characters that the readers will want to know, and plenty of twists and turns that occupy the reader's imagination and a touch of terror as real world events threatens and interrupts their lives... "To Kill A Mocking Bird" was made into a splended movie and now a classic film! Enjoyable to the very end, a great book for all readers.

Ghettostone Publications Company Editor/Chief "Highly recommends this title to all book lovers...!"
"To Kill A Mocking Bird" was unanimously loved by the entire "BEST SELLER'S BOOK CLUB" as a "great read!"

HCL_featured Sep 19, 2018

"Challenged at the Brentwood, TN Middle School (2006) because the book contains “profanity” and “contains adult themes such as sexual intercourse, rape, and incest.” The complainants also contend that the book’s use of racial slurs promotes “racial hatred, racial division, racial separation, and promotes white supremacy.” from www.ala.org American Library Association

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blue_dog_31717
Sep 07, 2018

The book was a HUGE LETDOWN for me. All the raving reviews and must reads for this? Don't get me wrong, the book was good, and the characters lifelike, but it really wasn't that interesting. It was very inconsistent with theme(From school to Jam to family troubles to a old lady to a crazy dog to a trial to a -redacted by writer for spoiler reasons-), with nothing really holding the story together. The only reason I would put this on a priory read list would be too say you've read it. I give this book a 7/10 and a "Would Recommend Reading But With Caution" review.

ArapahoeJillK Aug 29, 2018

Superb story with amazing character development, and moral lessons that are timeless.

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mjk236sb
Jul 15, 2018

Finally caught up with this great book about life in a Southern town in 1935 - written in 1960. Unfortunately some of the things talked about in this story sound too familiar even today. When will ever learn the true meaning of life and how to treat all people?

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zhangyjiangj
Jul 09, 2018

Great book. A must read!

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maroon_horse_64
Jul 02, 2018

A wonderful book about the growing up of a young girl as she grows up and sees her town transform as a result of a rape trial.

apollospacefan May 17, 2018

An already great book but enhanced by narrator Sissy Spacek. Her innocent southern drawl is as close as you could get to Scout’s voice with an adult voice. Made me want to have an even longer commute so I could listen more each trip!

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blue_dog_31717
Sep 07, 2018

blue_dog_31717 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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jmli
Dec 08, 2017

jmli thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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green_rabbit_444
Jun 09, 2017

green_rabbit_444 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 99

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red_jaguar_905
Apr 05, 2017

red_jaguar_905 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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violet_dog_8583
Dec 29, 2016

violet_dog_8583 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

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indigo_horse_157
Dec 16, 2016

indigo_horse_157 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 76

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Bacon_Dragon
Dec 05, 2016

Bacon_Dragon thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Kadiamum
Jul 22, 2016

Kadiamum thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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ThePistachioKing
Jul 20, 2016

ThePistachioKing thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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blue_dog_20608
Jun 05, 2016

blue_dog_20608 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

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jmli
Dec 08, 2017

"Will you take me home?" - Boo Radley

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Kadiamum
Jul 22, 2016

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it" - Atticus Finch

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JM8
Jun 22, 2016

"People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for."

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jeremiah_5
Jun 22, 2016

This case is as simple as black and white

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Jan 21, 2016

He would be there with Jem all night...and he would be there when he woke up in the morning.

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FandomQueen
Jan 09, 2016

“People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.”

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Reeana
Jul 08, 2015

“Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.”

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Reeana
Jul 08, 2015

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”

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Reeana
Jul 08, 2015

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

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Reeana
Jul 08, 2015

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

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green_rabbit_444
Jun 09, 2017

Sexual Content: To Kill a Mocking bird's main story line is a court case over an alleged rape.

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britprincess1
Jul 21, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A few dark scenes (including the trial and the conclusion of the book).

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britprincess1
Jul 21, 2012

Violence: Depictions of murder, killings, and such. Lots of childhood fights in the schoolyard and the like.

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britprincess1
Jul 21, 2012

Coarse Language: Lots of coarse language, including racial slurs.

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britprincess1
Jul 21, 2012

Sexual Content: Outright mentions of rape, as well as implications of incest.

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britprincess1
Jul 21, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A few dark scenes (including the trial and the conclusion of the book).

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britprincess1
Jul 21, 2012

Coarse Language: Lots of coarse language, including racial slurs.

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britprincess1
Jul 21, 2012

Sexual Content: Outright mentions of rape, as well as implications of incest.

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britprincess1
Jul 21, 2012

Violence: Depictions of murder, killings, and such. Lots of childhood fights in the schoolyard and the like.

Rinve Jul 17, 2012

Sexual Content: Tom supposedly raping a women( I kind of forgot the name)

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olive_bird_01 Jun 13, 2015

Scout Finch (Mary Badham), 6,and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Ala., spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

olive_bird_01 Jun 13, 2015

Scout Finch (Mary Badham), 6,and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Ala., spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

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riddhi_blue_16
Jun 25, 2014

Jem and Scout who live in Maycomb, Alabama with their father Atticus Finch.
Atticus Finch is a lawyer and he is defending Tom Robinson who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Mayella's dad Bob Ewell is a very cruel man who beats up Mayella and blames everything on Tom. Boo Radley in Jem and Scout's neighbor. Everyone thinks Boo killed his own father. One night Jem and Scout were on their way home and were attacked by Bob Ewell and Bob tried to kill Jem and Scout. But Boo Radley saved them by killing Bob Ewell.
Now as Scout dropped Boo Radley home and when she stood on Boo Radley's porch she saw Maycomb through the eyes of Boo Radley. She finally understood why Atticus would always tell her to climb into someones shoes and see the world through their eyes.

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kcsnowden8
Jul 18, 2012

In this story, the life of a young girl is interrupted with the trial and sentencing of a black man who her father has chosen to defend. It paints a vivid portrait of life in the south, justice, and innocence.

EPLPicks_Teen Apr 07, 2010

Scout's father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman in a small Alabama town during the 1930s.

FavouriteFiction Oct 06, 2009

In the 1930's, a southern lawyer defends a black man wrongly accused of rape.

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