Why would you recommend To Kill a Mockingbird to teenagers?

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic read by many students in many classrooms. In terms of writing style, Harper Lee is a master of language conveying humor and wit. There are positive messages and life-changing circumstances throughout the story. For example, Atticus makes the difficult choice against almost impossible odds to defend a black man in racist Maycomb County. There's Scout, who grows and matures throughout the story learning important life lessons including compassion and understanding. Tom Robinson, an African American man, is a symbol for how the innocent are wrongly persecuted. Finally, there's Boo Radley . Boo begins the novel as the topic of many superstitions and...

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