Monday, February 8, 2010

the Help

I just finished reading this book the other day...great book, very thought provoking....this was the first time I wished I belonged t a book club, it would have been great to have some one to discuss it is a short review....

Through the strong voices of two black maids and one white woman, readers get a glimpse of the cruel treatment of African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi during the Civil Rights movement. Aibileen ...
More, who lost her only son in an accident, is a devoted maid who fiercely loves the children for which she cares and often gives them more attention and guidance than their own parents. Minny is known for her terrific cooking, but also for her tendency to freely speak her mind to the white people for whom she works. Skeeter, fresh from college and writing a housekeeping column for the local paper, could not be more different than her white friends. Vying to be published by Harper Collins and inspired by the maid who tended to her throughout her childhood, Skeeter decides to write a book about the lives and treatment of African American maids; a truly dangerous mission in an area strewn with the Ku Klux Klan and an opposition to the Civil Rights movement. A first novel for this author, this beautiful story gives a raw and personal look at the treatment of southern blacks in the early sixties.

I did just learn something the whole wide world probably can go to google, click on books and pick from a bazillion books and read them right here on your computer for can enlarge it to your screen and there you are laying in bed with your lighted laptop on your lap reading....and yes 'the Help' is on here.....Cool huh?

Cheers to Happy  !!

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