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The Help

The Help is a captivating novel about a young woman, Skeeter, who dreams of becoming a writer. In 1960 Mississippi, the only job Skeeter could find for a woman was in writing was as a newspaper columnist on house cleaning. Skeeter is a college grad without a husband or family, and, as it said in the book, she has not had to learn how to be a “proper southern housewife.” So Skeeter turns to the local maids to help write the column, and she learns so much more about what it means to be an African American in the 1960s Dixieland.This novel has instantly become a staple on American bookshelves because of the vibrant characters and deep questions that will reside within the reader.

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