to kill a mockingbird…

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mockingbirdHarper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird, was honestly one of the best books I have ever read.

It was truly amazing to read about racial inequalities and social justice (and injustice) from a child’s point of view.  The innocence of their thought process, not swayed yet by bigotry and community pressure, was incredible to read.  These children judged the people around them by their actions and asked questions if they were confused.  They wept when people were wronged simply because of the color of their skin.  If we all could only take lessons from this book.

I was also amazed that an author could capture a child’s voice and thoughts so vividly.

I applaud this book… I simply loved it.

Goodreads describes the book:

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it. To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior—to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story, by a young Alabama woman, claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

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