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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Novel by Harper Lee, published in 1960. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, the novel was praised for its sensitive treatment of a child's awakening to racism and prejudice in the American South. It takes place in a small Alabama town in the 1930s and is told from the point of view of six-year-old Jean Louise (“Scout”) Finch. She is the daughter of Atticus Finch, a white lawyer hired to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. By observing the townspeople's reactions to the trial, Scout becomes aware of the hypocrisy and prejudice that exist in the adult world.



1 "To Kill a Mockingbird." Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Merriam-Webster, 1995. Literature Resource Center, 

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