Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Ethan Peterson
October 8, 2015
English 11 H
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Harper Lee is an American Author because Lee was born in America, the book was written in America, and the story takes place in Alabama.
To Kill a Mocking Bird was first published on July 11, 1960

Summary of Book:
The story in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee focuses on the life of a little girl named Scout and her life growing up and coming to understand how the world works. Scout lives in the south in the state of Alabama with her father, Atticus Finch, and her older brother, Jeremy (Jem), and quickly realizes that the world she lives in is not as perfect as it may appear to a young girl. Scout and Jem become friends with a boy named Dill and go on adventures together through the summer, including sneaking around the supposedly haunted Radley property. They all fear Boo Radley because of gossip making him seem evil and scary, but slowly come to realize his goodness understanding that he has isolated him self and has become a social outcast.
Atticus, a civil rights lawyer, becomes involved with a case defending an African American man named Tom Robinson who was accused of raping a white woman. Scout, Jem, and Dill go to the court to watch the trial and see the clear evidence to exonerate Tom. Despite the undeniable evidence in favor of Tom Robinson the justice system fails and sentences him to prison. The woman’s father, Bob Ewell, accusing Tom Robinson, feels like Atticus

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