To Kill a Mockingbird
The world-famous classic story of two children struggling against racial prejudice in 1930s Alabama, as they try to save a black man’s life. “Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.” That is lawyer Atticus Finch’s advice to his children Scout and Jem, as they grow up in a small town in America’s Deep South. But then their father is called into court to defend one of society’s mockingbirds – a black man falsely accused of raping a white girl. As they assist their father’s quest for justice in a town steeped in racism and hypocrisy, Scout and Jem learn a great many lessons about human nature, and what it means to stand up for your beliefs. Full of humour and quiet fire, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book is an undisputed classic which helped to shape the modern world.
“A touching book; and so funny, so likeable.” Truman Capote