To Kill a Mockingbird deserves place in CF classrooms

“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,” said Tom Robinson, a poor, black, uneducated man. 

To Kill A Mockingbird is about a young girl named Scout and her brother Jem. They are both white children living in the 1930s with racism as a big problem in their community. Scout and Jem’s widowed father Atticus is a lawyer. Atticus is charged to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, who was wrongfully accused of raping a white woman. 

Throughout the story they grow more and more understanding of the world around them. They start to understand their father and the unfair differences between a black man and a white man. 

Students at Peet and Holmes Junior High were supposed to read To Kill A Mockingbird during their 9th grade year, but this year that did not happen. “This year everything was supposed to turn back to normal after Covid hit, but there was just so much we had to cram in this year that we never had the time,” Peet honors English teacher Brian Suiter said. 

To Kill A Mockingbird was voted the best-loved novel in the last 125 years by millions of readers as part of a national poll. On Dec 28 2021 New York Times readers picked To Kill A Mockingbird to be the best book on the planet after The New York Times invited readers to nominate the best book for the 125th Book Review anniversary. Out of the 200,000 people that responded, To Kill A Mockingbird came out on top.

I believe that this book is a must-read for every teenager in today’s society. As a young person there are lots of things like racism and sexism surrounding us. To Kill A Mockingbird puts us in a very unique perspective to see all of that. There are so many different situations and conflicts that take place in this book that represent the big problems in today’s world. Reading a book like this can totally change your perspective altogether. This book should most definitely be brought back into classes next year. If not, the students will be missing out greatly.

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