To Kill A Mockingbird is a 1960 novel by Harper Lee, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961. It is told from the point of view of Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, the young daughter of Atticus Finch, an educated lawyer in the deep South. The protagonist watches as her father defends a black man accused of rape in a racist community.
The book was adapted into an award-winning movie in 1962, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, with Brock Peters as the man he defends. The movie also has the screen debut of actor Robert Duvall.
The film version of the story (1962) won three Academy Awards, including Best Actor. It was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1995. A second film version was made in 1997.