To Kill a Mockingbird


To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by American author Harper Lee (1926–2016) and published in 1960. The book tells the story of a girl growing up in Alabama and the events she witnesses that introduce her to racism at a young age. Lee’s work garnered her instant praise, and the book was a national best seller for many weeks. The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and has since become one of the most widely read novels in schools across the United States. To Kill a Mockingbird is told from the point of view of Jean Louise Finch who goes by the name Scout. Scout is six years old when the novel begins in 1933. She...

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird (Novel)
  • Author

    • Lee, Harper
  • Published

    • January 01, 1960
  • Genre

    • Novel
  • Language

    • English
  • Major Characters

    • Ewell, Bob (Fictional character)

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