To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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.
Why is this book Banned?
The racial content, profanity, and references to rape have caused many to challenge the book and have the novel removed from school libraries and classrooms.
Yeah so take a book that teaches us not to hate on others becasue of skin color and that rape is bad and ban it from schools.... WTF!
Captivating! Thanks school system for making me read this book! Honestly it was the first required reading the I enjoyed reading. Also this book is what made me want to write!