Brief Description: A 6 yo girl comes of age in small town America and witnesses racism first hand when her lawyer father tries to defend a wrongfully accused African American man.
Geographical Setting: Alabama, American South, Maycomb, Monroeville, North America, United States
Historical Era: 1930s, 20th Century
Date Range: 1933-1935
Keywords: African American experience, Jim Crow, racism
Original Publication: 1960
Suitable for Grades: 7th and up
Target Audience: Teen, Young Adult, Adult
I won’t attempt to add more to the conversation about this classic and beloved American novel by Harper Lee, which continues to be assigned reading to many American students.