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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

Set in a small Southern town during the Depression, this funny, heartbreaking coming-of-age novel follows three years in the life of Scout Finch, her brother Jem, and her attorney father, Atticus, who risks everything to defend a black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman. While the book deals with serious themes like racism, social injustice, and tolerance of other points of view, it is infused with humor, warmth, and timeless hometown wisdom.

One of the most widely praised books of the twentieth century, To Kill a Mockingbird continues to find new fans among teachers and young people every year.

Some mature content.

Ages
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 9 - 12
Grade Level Equivalent
8.1
Lexile Measure
870L
DRA
70
Guided Reading
Z
Publisher
ATW - AOL/TIME WARNER
Number of Pages
284
Genre
Classics, Historical Fiction

About the Author

Harper Lee Harper Lee's only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is set in Maycomb, Alabama. She won the Pulitzer Prize for this classic novel in 1961.

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