To Kill a Mockingbird is a book by Harper Lee that was first published in 1960. The title comes from an iconic quote of Atticus Finch, the father of one of the main characters named Scout.
Atticus says, “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” This quote means that it is wrong to kill something that is innocent and does no harm.
The novel is set in Maycomb County, Alabama during the Great Depression. It tells the story of Scout Finch and her older brother Jem as they grow up during this time period. The town is racially segregated with white people in power over black people who live in poverty. This causes many conflicts between individuals within each group due to their differences in culture and lifestyle choices such as religion or language usage among other things..
Scout tells her story from her perspective as an innocent child living in this environment where racism exists without understanding what it means until later on when she begins attending school for example where she learns about slavery for example which changes how she looks at things around her including her own family members who have different opinions about these issues than others do which causes conflict within.