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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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Oct 17, 11

bookshelves: favorite, fiction, history, moral-ethical, paperback, race-themed
Read from April 04 to 12, 2011

The Help brings me to a reality in the past (that still exists in some ways at the present time). I went back to the time when the Black Americans are treated as aliens and infectious. Although I had read some racist activities against Black Americans via A Time To Kill, Ms. Stockett, at a very young age but sharp wisdom, spun a yarn that is both compelling and humorous. I know that I've shed tears in few cases where I felt the pain stabbing in the character's hearts but what resurfaces after I finished every leaf of the book is racial harmony.

The book did not intend to bring out a buried issue but it aims to discuss how modern forms of discrimination exists. The book did not preach us about the atrocities that the white race have inflicted to the blacks but it opens ideas on how to accept people not because of their outward appearance. The book did not compete with literary winners for it stands out on its own.

I have not watched the movie yet, but I hope it did justice to the book.

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Kathryn Stockett
“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
Kathryn Stockett, The Help

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