Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Synopsis: “A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father-a crusading local lawyer-risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.”
Why I can’t live without this book: I’ve got one word for you: JUSTICE. I don’t think I understood the implications of injustice, toward the black community in particular, when I read it for the first time as a teenager (mostly because I thought that issues of prejudice, discrimination and racism were a thing of the past). But seeing as my jaw hit the floor no less than one hundred times upon rereading it as an adult, I couldn’t help but want a dose or two of justice in my bones. If you find yourself passionate about issues of racial healing, justice and reconciliation, please pick it up and give it a try.
(One of my) favorite quotes: “Atticus, he was real nice.” “Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.”
So, To Kill a Mockingbird: is it your favorite like it is mine? What novel of justice CHANGED you?
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