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Enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to To Kill a Mockingbird. Here are 33 books that you’ll like if you liked To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Just Mercy
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Bryan Stevenson - Aug 18, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poo...
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Carson McCullers - Apr 21, 2004 (first published in 1940)
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With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mif...
Scout, Atticus, and Boo
A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird
Mary McDonagh Murphy - Jun 08, 2010
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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird, filmmaker Mary Murphy has interviewed prominent figures—including Oprah, Anna Quindlen, and Tom Brokaw—on how the book has impacted their lives. These interviews are compiled in Scout, Atticus, and Boo, the perfect companion to one of the most important Ameri...
The Mockingbird Next Door
Life with Harper Lee
Marja Mills - May 05, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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“A winning, nuanced portrait. . . . It seems unlikely we’ll ever have a better record of a remarkable American life.” —USA TodayTo Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. Yet for the last fifty years, the novel’s celebrated author, Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has said almost nothing on the record....
Kindred
Octavia E. Butler - Jan 01, 2018 (first published in 1979)
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Octavia E. Butler's 1979 masterpiece and ground-breaking exploration of power and responsibility, for fans of The Handmaid's Tale, The Power and Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing. With an original foreword by Ayòbámi Adébáyò.In 1976, Dana dreams of being a writer. In 1815, she is assumed a slave.When Dana first meets Rufus on a Maryland plantation, he's drowni...
Ordinary Grace
William Kent Krueger - Mar 04, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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“That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.” New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuf...
The Bottoms
Joe R. Lansdale - Dec 07, 2010 (first published in 2000)
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A thriller with echoes of William Faulkner and Harper Lee, The Bottoms is classic American storytelling in its truest, darkest, and more affecting form. Its 1933 in East Texas and the Depression lingers in the air like a slow moving storm. When a young Harry Collins and his little sister stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagel...
Bastard Out of Carolina
A Novel
Dorothy Allison - Feb 01, 2012 (first published in 1992)
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A profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South and "an essential novel" (The New Yorker) ...
The Sacred Place
A Novel
Daniel Black - Feb 06, 2007
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In the summer of 1955, fourteen-year-old Clement enters a general store in Money, Mississippi to purchase a soda.  Unaware of the consequences of flouting the rules governing black-white relations in the South, this Chicago native defies tradition, by laying a dime on the counter and turns to depart.  Miss Cuthbert, the store attendant, demands tha...
The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd - Jan 28, 2003 (first published in 2001)
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Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, ...
Mudbound
Hillary Jordan - Oct 31, 2017 (first published in 2008)
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The International Bestseller Now a major motion picture from Netflix, directed by Dee Rees, nominated in four categories for the Academy Awards. In Jordan's prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Mississippi Delta farm—a place ...
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Unfair by Adam Benforado
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Mockingbird by Charles J. Shields
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird by Michael J. Meyer
My Last Days as Roy Rogers by Pat Cunningham Devoto
Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr
Prince Edward by Dennis McFarland
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Bombingham by Anthony Grooms
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips
Year the Colored Sisters Came to Town by Jacqueline Guidry
Clover by Dori Sanders
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee