Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South -- and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred.
One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, served as the basis of an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father -- a crusading local lawyer -- risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntington College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Pulitzer Prize, and many other accolades.
I can see why this book is not only a classic, but was adapted into an award winning film. It touches a subject that I think even today has a voice. One that should constantly be heard. It wasn't so long ago, our darker skinned neighbors, friends and co-workers were persecuted on a regular basis. I think we forget it all too soon sometimes.
A truly amazing, inspiring, and heartfelt story. One that I am so glad I finally got to read and experience for myself.
Definitely a story I will tell all my friends about, if they haven't already read it!
~I won my copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.~