To Kill A Mocking Bird – Blurb
The novel To Kill A Mocking Bird takes place in a town called Maycomb in Alabama, USA. It tells the story of Scout Finch and her brother Jem who live with their father Atticus Finch. Atticus, who is a widower raises his children with the help of Calpurnia, their housekeeper.
To kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. When Atticus Finch, a lawyer, takes up the case of Tom Robison a black man who is accused of raping and beating up a woman, Scout and Jem have to deal with racist comments and insults because their father is taking this case. As the story unfolds a number of characters can be identified as mockingbirds and Scout and Jem are brought face to face with this reality.