What is the summary of To Kill A Mockingbird?

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Harper Lee's novel is a coming-of-age story in which the young protagonist, Scout, and her brother, Jem, discover the nature of both bravery and racism in rural Maycomb, Alabama in the early 1930s.

Scout and her brother grow up with their ethical father, Atticus Finch, who takes on the case of a black man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a local white woman.  Through watching her father, Scout learns valuable lessons about what it means to be courageous,  moral, and kind. 

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