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Sue Monk Kidd's 10 favorite books

Sue Monk Kidd, author of "The Secret Life of Bees," shares her favorite reads. 

- Daisy Alioto, Monitor contributor

3. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ by Harper Lee

Scout Finch lives an idyllic childhood with her older brother Jem and summer playmate, Dill. Her father Atticus is a respected lawyer in and around their home of Maycomb, Alabama. However, when Atticus agrees to defend Tom Robinson – an innocent black man fighting a losing battle against a white accuser – Scout’s eyes are opened to the uglier aspects of the society around her. 

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