Monday, May 25, 2009

#22 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

It is 1935.  The Depression is in full swing.  Hitler is up to no good, and in Maycomb, Alabama, Scout and Jem Finch are learning the meaning of bigotry.  Their father, Atticus Finch, is defending Tom Robinson, an innocent black man accused of raping a white woman.  Atticus’s courageous actions bring out all the ugliness and hatred in the community.  Jem and Scout spend their last summers of innocence standing up for their father and trying to make Boo Radley, a vilified recluse who has not been seen in 15 years, come out.  They succeed and learn that while boogiemen do exist, they are not always who you think they are.  

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