Of the two-hundred plus electronic novels I have, the first I would re-read is “To Kill A Mocking Bird, by Harper Lee. This book and film have brought me enjoyment since reading it for the first time as a child many years ago. The novel was recently released as an electronic book which brought joy to my heart and now I have the electronic version.
The background is Maycomb, Alabama a southern town in America. The main character and protagonist, Atticus Finch defends an African-American accused of rapping a young white woman.
The racial injustice, inequality are at the center of the main character attorney Atticus Finch who represents the accused. The story is told in the form of a narrative from the point of view of 10-year old Atticus’s daughter, named Scout, who’s innocence of youth is destroyed by the activities taking place in her tranquil small town world.
She provides a descriptive view of race, class, courage, compassion, integrity, and gender roles in her small town. There are so many rules of moral teaching’s that apply to todays world that are timeless. It inconceivable to imagine that this novel was band in some communities across America.
Reading this novel brings me joy everytime I read.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird