To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

mocking birdRecommended by Nicole E.

This is a book about innocence and courage. It’s narrated by a 6-year-old girl named Scout Finch who started off as an immature child and as the book goes on she gains knowledge. Her father, Atticus Finch, is the lawyer for a black man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping his neighbor. This book reminds me of “The Death of Emmett Till” because both were set during the Civil Rights movement.

The Help by KATHRYN STOCKETT

the help

Recommended by Ebony W. (Winner Domino’s Pizza Gift Card)

The book The Help is very interesting, and you can learn a lot. It is very historical and shows how good people get treated for being such a help. Also, this book is so interesting because it is about a maid taking her job very seriously. She really cares and she gives her all in everything she does. It’s really a copy of history and how people worked in the year of 1962. The show that reminds me of The Help is the movie Roots, because when people were able to work they worked hard to get all the money they needed to pay all of their expenses. The Help stands out because she is raising a child that really is not hers, but she cares about Mae Mobley more than her own mother does. Also, she breaks her break to follow Miss Leefolts rules so everything can meet her expectations. This book is a life lesson. I learned a lot by only reading the first 20 pages. I also learned that it was hard back then and Caucasian people were not as bad as they seemed. This is a historical fiction book, you would love this book because its about the rights people earned from their ancestors breaking the rules. This is such a great book you should check it out after me!