To Kill A Mockingbird is one of those books. Whether we read it in school or we read it independently, it is one of the most beloved books of recent memory.
It’s no surprise that it was made into a movie only two years after the book was published. Starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, the white lawyer defending Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of raping a white woman.
Harper Lee’s novel is perfect for the silver screen and made at the perfect time. A reflection of the turmoil and change that would soon affect America, it holds up as a respected classic that is as relevant today as it was in 1962.
I recommend it.