If there's really anyone left who has not read To Kill a Mockingbird, don't put it off any longer. It makes you simultaneously angry at the world's injustice and proud to know that some men of integrity do exist. One of the very few books (I can count them on one hand) that actually bring tears to my eyes.
from the publisher: One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, served as the basis of 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