It might be a bit late, but try this one on for size.
To Kill a Mockingbird is not only the story of the injustice suffered at the hands of ignorance and hatred. It is also the story of a young girl coming of age in a time of great change and turmoil. At the center of this odyssey is the protagonist and narrator of the story, Scout Finch. Through her interactions at Calpurnia's church, the sage advice of her father, her experiences at school, and the many dramatic events that make up this novel, the reader is able to see Scout grow as a person, learning some of the toughest life lessons in a little place called Maycomb.