Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Help

Stockett, Kathryn

The Help


Genre: historical fiction, race


Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She's full of ambition, but without a husband, she's considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a great book about what it was like when white people had black maids. the black maids were treated not with equal rights which made the maids have to be care full and could not do anything they were not supposed to. this book shows how much this world has changed from back when they still had segregation. This is a great book and movie. i recommend anybody to read this.

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Unknown said...

I enjoyed this book because it shows how people evolved from the 1900's to the present. Many people have learned from this experience and have made the world a better place. I would recommend this book to someone who is really interested with history in the 1900's. I would rate this book a 10.