Sometimes the book is better than the movie.
Join us as we discover the books behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters…new and old.
All of the books featured here can be found at your local Little Dixie Regional Library!
Book: “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett (2009)
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
Movie: “The Help” Releases in Theaters: August12, 2011. Starring Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Sissy Spacek, “The Help” is a reflection at what happens when three friends, who were never meant to be friends, break away from the bonds placed upon them by society in the 1960.