As I said before, what a wonderful book. The characters are so well written and the setting actually seems to come to life in my mind. The tug of right and wrong on Scout as she grows through childhood in the deep South includes learning issues of race in day to day living. Having a father like Atticus means that lessons will be learned in a different way, not through books, but through actions. Scout and Jem see what their father and other townspeople do from day to day in reaction to life's changes. They also see what happens when Atticus defends a black man charged with the crime of rape. This will probably lead to Scout's biggest lesson: acceptance of self and others.
Part of me wonders if I may actually have read this before....some scenes were just so right and almost as if remembered. If so, it must have been a very long time ago as I have no real memory of having done so.
As others have said, I recommend it for everyone. I'm also glad I read it while discussing The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration