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To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee, was published in 1960. An enormously popular novel, it was translated into some 40 languages and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and it won a Pulitzer Prize in 1961. The novel was praised for its sensitive treatment of a child’s awakening to racism and prejudice in the American South. It takes place in a small Alabama town in the 1930s and is told predominately from the point of view of six-to-nine-year-old Jean Louise (“Scout”) Finch. She is the daughter of Atticus Finch, a white lawyer hired to defend Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. A coming-of-age story of an intelligent, unconventional girl, To Kill a Mockingbird portrays Scout’s growing awareness of the hypocrisy and prejudice present in the adult world.
CrashCourse. (2014, May 1). To Kill a Mockingbird, Part I - Crash Course Literature 210 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xM8hvEE2dI
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