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Guide to support the study of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird

Inspiring Quotes

"First of all," he said, "if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all  kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you you consider things from his point of view [....] until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. "  (Atticus Finch, Chapter 3)

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Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is considered to be one of the great masterpieces of American literature. Published in 1960, it is largely based on the author's observations and experiences while growing up in a small Alabama town in the 1030's.

Atticus cross-examines Mayella - Movie clip

Meet the author


Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama on April 28, 1926. Her widely acclaimed novel, To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960. It became an instant bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. Read more about Harper Lee and her career here.

Harper Lee