One of the finest and most recognized books in American literature is Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, the story of two young southern children, Jem and Scout, brought up in a racist town. Their father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer. He defends Tom Robinson, an African American man accused of raping a white woman. Can Atticus still prove Tom innocent through the discrimination and prejudice of the town? TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is one of my favorite books because it is a wonderful, cherished, timeless classic of growing up. Angela M.