THE HELP

KATHLEEN STOCKETT

“The times they are a-changin’.”  The time is the early 60’s. All the good homes in Mississippi have black maids who not only clean their houses but raise their children. Sometimes the babies think the maids are  their mothers. The maids make little money, work long hours, put up with stupid rules and chores that their Mrs. makes them follow and do. They over hear the white ladies talking about how stupid their maids are, how lazy, disease ridden. The won’t even let the maids use the same toilet; they build the maid a toilet out in the garage so they don’t catch the negra’s diseases. But there is one young woman who know some thing is wrong. Skeeter returns from college so wanting to see the maid who raised her, Constantine. But Constantine is gone and no one is saying why or where. Skeeter wants to be a writer and begins soliciting stories from The Help. Stories that white people have never heard before.

Definitely a must read.

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