To Kill a Mockingbird was yet another classic that did not fall short of the hype. The 1960 novel beautifully illustrates themes of good and evil, and racism.
The innocence of nine year old Scout adds a unique narration to the story. She is young, adventurous, and eager to learn about life. Through her, we are told riveting stories of exploration through the eery home known as the Radley Place, as well as the heart wrenching corrupt conviction of Tom Robinson.
I feel this is an extremely important piece of literature for young adults classroom, not only for it's literary value, but also it's important and controversial themes. This story will force students to think about the problem of racism and injustice in society, which is something our world continues to struggle with today. Although these conversations can cause awkward interactions and some frustration between students, it is necessary for growth.
My favorite kind of literature is not only the kind that challenges you academically, but morally as well. The best kind of literature is the kind that effects you long after you finish the last page... That is why To Kill a Mockingbird will be used in my future classroom.