My AP reading for this semester was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It's in the perspective of a girl named Jean Louise, called Scout by everyone. Her father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer and defends a black man, Tom Robinson, in court accused of raping a white woman. At this time, 1933-1935, people are not very fond of colored people and so this is a very hard case to fight. Atticus believes this man is innocent and decides to defend him even though his neighbors and people around him criticize him for it.
|To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee|
I feel like this novel represented a lot of the problems with society at the time and it brought them to light. How colored people were treated badly because they were different and how people like Boo Radley and Atticus were able to overcome this and do what they thought was right.