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The Help
by Kathryn Stockett

Published: 2011-04-05
Library Binding : 544 pages
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine ...
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project.

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Did Stockett make the 1962-1964 setting believable? How or how not?
Do you think you would have been able to do what Skeeter did and organize and edit “Help”?
by kedds (see profile) 08/15/12

What do you think was the reason why Aibileen didn't have time for Mae Mobley?
by turnip (see profile) 06/17/12

Discuss the symbolism of Skeeter's Hair.
by CJReis (see profile) 05/24/12

When Aibeleen leaves the Leefolt family at the end of the book, she is sad. But should she be?
by Petal22 (see profile) 05/07/12

What makes a family?
Fear. And what it allows us to condone.
A changing mindset in a time of change.
by TShaunB (see profile) 10/14/11

Are there any issues today that could divide a friendship the way that supporting "colored" people divided the close group of friends in this book?
by tallybean (see profile) 10/05/11

What are your experiences in the South?
What are your experiences with the Civil Rights movement?
by pmiles46 (see profile) 08/17/11

Compare Skeeter Phelan to Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird? How are they similar, how are they different?
by johna124 (see profile) 08/14/11

How much of the book do you find to be true based on history ? How much of the book can you or your family identify with?
by hughrine (see profile) 08/03/11

Did you realize how dangerous it was for blacks to mix with or even be thought to be mixing with whites in the early 20th Century?
by RVingRNinFL (see profile) 07/02/11

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