If You Liked To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee…

…Then try one of these other books!

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings / Maya Angelou

A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

 

A Lesson Before Dying / Ernest J. Gaines

A young illiterate African American man witnesses two black robbers kill a white store owner in Louisiana in the late 1940s, and he is the one convicted.

 

Lord of the Flies / William Golding

The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest / Ken Kesey

McMurphy, a criminal who feigns insanity, is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.

 

The Secret Life of Bees / Sue Monk Kidd

After her “stand-in mother,” a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters.

 

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie / Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family.

 

The Catcher in the Rye / J.D. Salinger

After leaving prep school Holden Caulfield spends three days on his own in New York City.

 

 

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn / Betty Smith

A young girl in a shabby neighborhood lives with dreams in an innocent time before the war.

 

 

Of Mice and Men / John Steinbeck

The tragic story of two itinerant ranch hands on the run–one is the lifelong companion to the other, a developmentally disabled man.

 

The Help / Kathryn Stockett

Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project.

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