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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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Mar 11, 2011

it was amazing
Read in May, 2009

This inspiring story set during the civil unrest in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, follows the everyday lives of three different women. Aibileen, a soft spoken black maid who raised 19 white children during her domestic career, becomes increasingly vocal in the civil movement after her son is killed by white men. Her best friend, Minny is soon unemployed due to her mouthing off to her white employee one too many times. Skeeter, a young white college graduate, returns home to find her beloved maid who raised her no longer employed by her family. These three women soon become unlikely friends united by a common goal of writing a book about the everyday lives of black maids working for white society women and their everyday struggles for equality. With the possibility of being discovered and harmed for their involvement in the civil rights movement, the story of these women will move the readers to both cry and laugh along with the characters.-- Vicki
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