• Reading Levels 3 - 5
English

To Kill a Mockingbird

At the beginning of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout and her brother Jem are preoccupied with school, friends, and the spooky home of the mysterious Boo Radley. But this innocence is turned on its head when their father, a well-respected lawyer named Atticus Finch, agrees to defend a local Black man, Tom Robinson, from a false rape charge. The children's eyes are opened to the brutality and injustice of the racism in their hometown — and across the rest of the USA. For many readers, the lessons they learn from their father contain some of the most poignant messages of American literature.

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