Monday, July 12, 2010
Atticus, the girl’s father, is a small town lawyer. One year he is chosen to defend Tom Robinson, a black man who has been charged with the rape of a white woman, and who, if convicted, will be put to death. This trial is one of the biggest the county has ever seen. It splits the town in two. Some people just can’t see past the color of Tom Robinson’s skin even though in everyone’s hearts they know he is innocent.
For some, the trial opens their eyes, but for others it makes them bitter and vengeful. For Jem and Scout, Atticus’ children, their innocence is shaken as they struggle to understand the reasons for the racism and prejudice in Macomb.
Now with millions of copies in print and translated into 10 languages and in nearly all high school curriculums in the U.S., To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most famous pieces of American literature.
This book is probably one of the best books I’ve read, however it’s not an easy book to understand; I recommend getting your parents to help you.
Posted by Tompkins County Public Library at 1:21 PM