It was 1935 and there was entertainment on the radio, there was no TV and the kids could play outside unsupervised. And a black man was accused of raping a white woman.
“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
It’s been a few years since I’ve purchased this book and planned to read it. I kept on moving my finger past it when browsing for books in my bookcase. I decided to give it a go and for the first half, it went dreadfully slow. I had seen the movie and knew what the plot was about but it felt like the book was written about something else entirely. It was about racism in America in the inter-war period but it was also about faith, being human, being innocent and what it means to raise a child right!