To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author’s observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown when she was only 10 years old.
The novel is renowned for it's warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers.
There is a group of British librarians that ranked “To Kill a Mockingbird” ahead of the bible as the book everyone should read before they die. The list features many other awesome books! You can check the list out at the source link.