To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

About the author

“As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don’t think you are the most important being on earth.”


To Kill A Mockingbird

Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus–three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman.

Audio book: Part 1 and Part 2

Crash Course on TKAM: Part 1 and Part 2

Literary Symbolism

What is a Motif?

What are Themes?  &  Examples Part 1 and Part 2

migrant-mother.jpgHistorical Context

Timeline of the 1930s

The Century: America’s Time – 1929-1936  (documentary)

Crash Course: The Great Depression

Daily Life in the 1930s




Major Characters

Scout (Jean Louise) Finch

Prezi on Scout


“He stalked me out, marked me as his property, said I
was the only girl he would ever love, then neglected me. I beat him up twice, but it did no good.”

Jem (Jeremy Atticus) Finch

Prezi on Jem

url.jpg“If there’s just one kind of folks, why can’t they get along with each other? If they’re all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other?



Atticus Finchtkam2.jpg

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

Prezi on Atticus

Obama Quotes Atticus Finch