The Finch family lives in Maycomb, Alabama. Although it is te 1930s and their in the middle of The Great Depression, the Finch family is not struggling. Atticus, the father of Jem and Scout, is a prominent lawyer.
Tom Robinson (black man) is accused of raping a white woman named Mayella, and Atticus is asked to defend him. Which is not easy considing Atticus must overcome the prejudice and preconceptions people of Maycomb have against Tom Robinson.
Atticus' children, Scout and Jem, become the center of attention because Atticus is representing a black man. Throughout the trial, the children go through their own valuable lessons about justice, commitment, and what is right.