The Help By Kathryn Stockett

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The Help The Help is a debut novel written by Kathryn Stockett. This book has 3 main characters - Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter. Skeeter interviewed local maids for a book that will show their point of view as being an African American and working for white families. The main argument of this book was about African Americans being able to survive against all odds, due to the color of their skin. This story grabs you and never let you go. I have gain so much knowledge from reading this novel. I have learned about what African Americans went through when Jim Crows Laws were around. The book is touching. It’s never a dull moment. I never wanted to put this book down, because it had all of my attention. It had very interesting facts. This is a fiction book, but it has a lot of events that African Americans faced on a daily basis during the Civil Rights Movement. Even though, this is a serious topic, it was very entertaining as well. This will by far be on the top of my list as one of the best books I ever read. I recommend everyone to read this book if you want knowledge about African American daily life during the Civil Rights Movement. The Help takes place in Jackson Mississippi during August of 1992. There are 3 main characters Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter. Aibileen is an African American woman. She is 53 years old. Aibileen has raised seventeen white babies, since she has been old enough to work. She works for the Leefolts. Aibileen looks after the Leefolts 2 year old

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