Book Show & Tell #1: The Help

This summer I read The HelpĀ by Kathryn Stockett. It was about the relationships between the people of Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s. The book was set in three different perspectives, two black women, and one white woman. The story was about how the white woman sort of aligned with many of the black maids in town to raise awareness and attention towards rascism by writing a book. The HelpĀ also told of the everyday lives of the black maids as they worked in the homes of white families. It also told of the white woman’s view on the lives of those around her.

I enjoyed the book because of its humor, and because it was interesting to learn about what life was like for a variety of people in the south sixty years ago. I would recommend this book to any of my peers because it’s entertaining, and I feel that it would help my classmates gain a better understanding of life during a different time and place.

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