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Below is an excerpt of my review of Kathryn Stockett's first novel, The Help. Whenever I listened to my grandmother’s stories of her growing up in southern South Carolina in the early 1940s she would rattle off racial comments while she picked cotton for Caucasian families. The remarks were biased and something you’d find in fiction novels of today. Feelings of how African American’s felt during those times never seemed to be a major opinion in our history books. I always assumed she was over exaggerating and remembering a time that was forever going to be in the past. After reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett , I have come to realize that the feelings of yesterday are still raw to anyone growing up during those times. Help takes place in Jackson, Mississippi in the 60’s where a large number of African American women were maids to Caucasian families; raising their children and cooking their meals, all the while enduring the day-to-day challenges of their own lives.
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