The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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Kathryn Stockett
Centered on African-American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the 1960s, The Help, Kathryn Stockett's first novel, was one of your most popular reads. Although it was initially rejected by at least 45 publishers, the book became an award-winning film written and directed by Stockett's childhood friend Tate Taylor.

"As heart-warming as it is heartbreaking, The Help tells of the push and pull of politics, community, family and personal struggles to which we can all relate." — Debbie, Preston, Connecticut