To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a story that takes place in a southern town. The main character, Scout, is a young girl whose father (she calls by his name- Atticus) is a lawyer. Atticus is helping a Black man named Tom Robinson,
who is accused of raping a white woman. The story shows the injustice of the political system during this time, and how racism and personal opinions could easily sway the court to choose a side, even if there is no evidence. This
story is unique since the court case that Atticus is fighting is told through the lens of Scout, who is only a young kid who doesn't understand a lot of what is happening.
I first read this book when I was in seventh grade. However, I didn't appreciate the story until I was in high school. I like this story and the themes behind them. I would recommend for everyone to read this book at least once.