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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Year Published: 1960

Description: Repeatedly ranked as one of the most influential books in American literature, Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird addresses the American South's history of racial inequality through the story of an African-American man falsely accused and convicted of rape and the attorney who proficiently and passionately defends him.  The story is narrated by the attorney's daughter, who, as a child when the trial took place, was forced to confront the contradiction between the outcome and the morals her father ingrained in her.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

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