The Help

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Penguin Books, 2010 - African American women - 451 pages
The book that has taken the US and UK by storm. Enter a vanished and unjust world- Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver... There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in a search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell...

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User Review  - stephanie_M - LibraryThing

What an outstanding novel!! I loved this story, and fell completely in love with (most of) these characters. I've known about much of the things that happened in the media, at this time. But since we ... Read full review

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User Review  - PDCRead - LibraryThing

This is a book written in the early days of the civil right movement in America. It concerns three main characters, Miss Skeeter, Aibileen & Minny. Skeeter sells the idea of a book about the way that ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing, she moved to New York City where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter. The Help is her first novel.

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