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Book and Activities: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Using fiction to teach human rights

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a twentieth century classic. Set in the American Deep South, it tells the story of racial injustice and the integrity of the law.

This resource will help teachers use To Kill a Mockingbird to get young people thinking about what human rights mean and why it is important to uphold them. 

The resource outlines how Harper Lee portrays equality, tolerance, dignity and education in the novel.


Fiction and human rights: To Kill a Mockingbird