The Help

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Penguin Books Limited, 2011 - African American women - 451 pages
Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. There's Aibileen, a black maid 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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