To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is my mother's favorite book. She read it for the first time when she was 11 years old and it is the reason she became an attorney. In my home growing up, my mother would often quote the book to teach my brother and I lessons about how to treat others. She often said that it reminded her of her childhood in North Carolina and the values of hospitality carried throughout the southeastern part of the United States. My mother's side of the family had immigrated to North Carolina from Ireland and Scotland in the early 1800s. Her culture and identity was mostly formed by the traditions cultivated in the American south. Reading To Kill a Mockingbird to my brother and I was a way of sharing how she grew up and instilling in my brother values of justice and kindness. 

Place(s): Ireland,Scotland,North Carolina
Year: 1800

– Katie

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant