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The Help by Kathryn Stockett []



This bestselling debut novel has become one of my favorites. Skeeter, a new college graduate of Ole Miss, returns home in 1962 dreaming of becoming a writer. She takes a columnist position giving household cleaning advice to housewives. Knowing little on the subject, she asks advice of her friend’s black maid, Aibileen. Each week, Skeeter learns more about Aibileen’s life and her stories as a maid. She then meets Aibileen’s friend, Minny, a sassy and outspoken maid with equally interesting stories. Together the three women come together on a risky project that will bring change and awareness to their community.

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