What are the 12 most important events in the book To Kill A Mockingbird?

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and Jem, as growing kids, go through a lot of experiences that help shape the kind of people they will become.
These events might not be in perfect chronological order.

  1. Dill becomes Scout and Jem’s friend.
  2. Scout starts school.
  3. Atticus named to defend Tom Robinson.
  4. Atticus cross examines Mayella and Bob Ewell
  5. Tom Robinson found guilty.
  6. Tom Robinson killed.
  7. Rabid dog shot by Atticus.
  8. Jem reads to Mrs. Dubose.
  9. Miss Maudie tells Scout what a good man her father is.
  10. Jem and Scout visit the black church with Calpurnia.
  11. Jem and Scout rescue Atticus from the mob.
  12. Boo saves Jem and Scout.

I could go on for a lot longer, but you only asked for 12. One that I wish I could have worked into the list is when the African-American citizens in the courthouse balcony stood for Atticus as he passed by after the trial.

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