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In To Kill a Mockingbird, how old are Tom Robinson's children?

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tayyann | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 4, 2009 at 11:05 AM via web

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, how old are Tom Robinson's children?

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 4, 2009 at 12:42 PM (Answer #1)

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Chapter 19 of "To Kill a Mockingbird" begins

Thomas Robinson reached around, ran his fingers under his left arm and lifted it....Atticus very quickly induced him to tell us:  Tom was twenty five years of age; he was married with three children; he had been in trouble with the law before; he once received thirty days for disorderly conduct.

Other than this mention of his progeny, there is no other reference to the children of Tom Robinson.

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