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Title Information


Title:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Annotation:
Prejudice and class distinction emerge as enemies of justice and truth as eight-year-old "Scout" Finch tells of life in a small Alabama town where her father is a lawyer and chose to defend an African American accused of raping a white woman in the 1930s. Her father's courageous actions make clear the violence and injustice that existed in that time and place. Useful for integrating literature into a study of twentieth-century social and political problems, particularly to initiate discussions about racial injustice.
Copyright:
2002
Original Copyright:
1960
Translator:
Author:
Harper Lee
Illustrator:
Grade Level Span:
9-12
Language:
English
Genre:
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Classification:
Classic
Culture:
  • Black/African American
  • Multicultural
Topic:
English-Language Arts/General
Discipline:
  • English-Language Arts/Writing
  • History/Social Science
English-Language Arts/Writing Standards:
History/Social Science Standards:
HSS 11.10
Award:
Outstanding Books for the College Bound
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