The Help, Stockett, Kathryn

The Help

Authors: Stockett, Kathryn

Genres: Historical Fiction

Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Made into Movies, African American History/Interest

Lexile: 730

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Grade: 7 - 12

ISBN: 9781440697661

Classification: Non-Fiction

Synopsis: The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure.

Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

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