The Help

By Kathryn Stockett

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The Help

In Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s, racial disparities are the norm: through the voices of three, strong women, we learn of the bonds formed between mistreated, black women raising white, privileged children.

When Skeeter Phelan returns home from University to find her beloved maid, Constantine, mysteriously fired, she starts investigating the mistreatment of black maids.

Using both her newly honed writing skills, along with the inside stories of Aibileen and Minny – two maids who have been raising white children with tenderness and love for the past few decades – together they pen an anonymous tell-all that exposes years of devotion battling an ugly system of institutional racism.  

Perfect for:

  • Readers interested in a page-turning book about the South during 1962.
  • An empowering story of women coming together to confront racism.
  • Light prose for a heavy topic told from multiple perspectives. 
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