Exercise your Freedom to Read year-round at Planet Perk! Each month we will exclusively read books that have been banned or challenged and discuss the content, and the reason the item was banned or challenged. This is a safe place for difficult discussions.
This month's book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read.
One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for 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.