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To kill a mockingbird
2006
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Awards
1961 - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner
Characters
Atticus Finch (Male), Lawyer, Single father, Scout's dad; defending an African American man accused of raping a white woman
Jean Louise "Scout" Finch (Female), Student,
Genre
Southern fiction
Legal
Historical
Suspense
Classic
Coming of age
Book tie-in
Fiction
Topics
Small town life
Racism
Racial conflict
Rape trials
False accusations
Fathers and daughters
Segregation
Southern life
Great Depression
Childhood
Setting
Maycomb, Alabama - South (U.S.)
Alabama - South (U.S.)
Time Period
1930s -- 20th century
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  Library Journal Review

This 50th-anniversary edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic is narrated by Sissy Spacek. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Publishers Weekly Review

Lee's beloved American classics makes its belated debut on audio (after briefly being available in the 1990s for the blind and libraries through Books on Tape) with the kind of classy packaging that may spoil listeners for all other audiobooks. The two CD slipcases housing the 11 discs not only feature art mirroring Mary Schuck's cover design but also offers helpful track listings for each disk. Many viewers of the 1962 movie adaptation believe that Lee was the film's narrator, but it was actually an unbilled Kim Stanley who read a mere six passages and left an indelible impression. Competing with Stanley's memory, Spacek forges her own path to a victorious reading. Spacek reads with a slight Southern lilt and quiet authority. Told entirely from the perspective of young Scout Finch, there's no need for Spacek to create individual voices for various characters but she still invests them all with emotion. Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel, which quietly stands as one of the most powerful statements of the Civil Rights movement, has been superbly brought to audio. Available as a Perennial paperback. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Summary
<p>Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read</p> <p>Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South--and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred</p> <p>One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. 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.</p>
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