A weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books.
This week's question comes from Ivan who blogs at Ivan Bookworm:
"What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?"
The book that I would have to mention would be: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Some of you who know me, may already know that this book is my favorite of all time. The reason the book means so much to me is my Southern heritage. Born and raised in the South, in the heart of a location famous for the Civil Rights Movement, from the bombing of the 16th Street Church, the March on Selma, Rosa Parks, and the desegregation of the University of Alabama. This book focused on a subject, that at the time it was written, was not one that was talked about, much less understood. Atticus Finch and Scout were the two characters in the book that influenced me most. Those two proved and showed their small Alabama town that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, no matter where you're from or what you look like.