Scout, Jem, and their dad Atticus Finch live in Maycomb Alabama during the Great Depression. Their father Atticus is a lawyer. Atticus decides to defend a black man named Tom Robinson from accusations of raping a white woman. Because of Atticus‘s decision to defend him Scout and Jem get teased. This is a sad story about racism but is a classic, I‘m so glad I picked it up to read. It‘s a small book but the pages are packed with an amazing story.