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Book of the Month

Every month a member of our Student Librarian team chooses their Book of the Month. This is displayed at the front of the library and here on this page with a bit about the book and why it has been recommended. Check back every month for the next recommendation.


June 2021

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. 'A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl.

Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.


To Kill a Mockingbird is a hard-hitting classic novel that draws you in to 1930s Southern America as if you are really there. Incredibly well-written with amazing characters, it does not shy away from the realities of racism and the Great Depression.

Chosen by Saba G


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