The Help

by Kathryn Stockett Year Published: Average
The plot centers around the lives of three women in Mississippi, Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter. Aibileen is a black nanny and housekeeper for the Leefolts, a young white family. Minny is Aibileen's best friend who is often fired for talking back to her employers bu finally gets a housekeeping job she can keep. Skeeter is a white, unmarried girl fresh out of college who aspires to be a writer. Her social circle includes Aibileen's employers and their friends. The stories of the three women is told in first person, alternating each of their stories which collide, changing their lives and the lives of people in their town forever. (recommended by Aviva) 2010