Ashamedly, I just read this book for the FIRST time. If you have never read it or you haven’t read it since someone forced you to in high school. Pick it up. Read it now. You will not regret it.

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.  It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.  You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”~Harper Lee,To Kill a Mockingbird, spoken by the character Atticus

Here is Gregory Peck portraying Atticus Finch in the movie adaptation. Isn’t he a dream? Sigh.

“The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box.  As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it – whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.”  ~Harper Lee,To Kill a Mockingbird, spoken by the character Atticus

Please. Please read this book.