Book Suggestion:

36268588.JPGThe Help by Kathryn Sockett.  This was an amazing read and I found it hard to put this book down.  The story takes the reader back to the early 60′s in the deep south.  It is hard to believe that in such recent history there was still a great deal of prejudice and racial tension in pockets of the world.  The story is told from the perspective of several different women whose lives are intertwined.   This is an intense story of how these different women deal with the issue of racism during the civil rights movement.  I felt myself getting personally involved in pulling for some of the characters while despising others…all as a result of the skillful writing.  I can’t say too much about the book, because I don’t want to spoil the story and outcome.  Pick it up and see if you feel as strongly as I did once I finished.

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  1. yes!!! i loved this book too. jackson is just 3 hours away from where i live, and my grandmother lived there before moving to memphis. i, too, loved some of those characters so much that i was sad to put the book down at the end. i now tell my children, “you are a kind child, you are a smart child…” just because of the example of my favorite character in the book!

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