To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Bill Clinton, former U.S President
"My favorite book -- the one that inspired me the most when I was growing up and that I would recommend to all readers -- is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Set in the rural South during the 1930s -- a time when justice often took a back seat to the color of a person's skin -- the novel tracks the journey of its characters and their society as they find new meaning in the ideals of justice, liberty, and equality upon which our great nation was founded. By getting to know the different characters in To Kill a Mockingbird, you, too will find new meaning in these values and understand why our nation's rich diversity is one of our most profound blessings."
Oprah Winfrey, Talk Show Host The Oprah Winfrey Show
"Harper Lee's masterpiece—my favorite novel of all time—traces one lawyer's effort to defend a wrongly accused black man without sacrificing the innocence of his children."
Kathy Bates, Academy Award Winning Actress
Alec Baldwin, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning actor
"In some important ways, characters that we have grown to love in this story are worse off at its end, but they are wiser, and the family still has each other. This is a great story about facing life's difficulties and moving on, no matter what."
Hilary Swank, Two times Academy Award winning actress
"Hilary Swank: To Kill a Mockingbird, I would say is still my favorite book and was one of the most moving books I remember reading as a child. I just loved it. Scout, this little girl who felt like she was going through so many similarities that I was going through, it was just a wonderful reminder that I wasn't alone, really, in a way."
Whoopi Goldberg, Academy Award winning actress comedian singer-songwriter
"...when reading, the characters and situations are so vivid - it will always remain my favourite"
Edward P. Jones, The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winning author
Amy Sedaris, Actress Author Comedienne
"Book that brings back fond memories: “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee."
John Travolta, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor dancer and singer
"John Travolta: (about his daughter Ella Bleu) My daughter came up to me and asked, "Daddy, what's your favorite book?" I told her that I used to love To Kill a Mockingbird, and she said, "No, but what's your favorite book now?" Then she patted me on the arm and said, "It's okay, you have a lot to do."
Ken Schafer, VP Marketing & Product Management Tucows
"Just wonderful. I've seen the movie many times but reading the book was a revelation."