Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Help

My mother introduced me to this novel. It is fantastic! It is set during the 1960's and is all about the black maids employed in Jackson, Mississippi. It is a national bestseller and they are making a movie to be released this August. It is shocking to think this was happening just 50 years ago. I find it hard to fathom that a group of people really thought themselves higher than others just because of where and to whom they were born (and many from all races and nationalities still do). Anyway, I read it in a very short amount of time because I simply could not put it down. I suggest it to any and all who enjoy a little historical fiction. You will love it!