Featured Book:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

This bestselling debut novel from Kathryn Stockett explores the tumultuous racial climate of the South in the early 1960s through the eyes of three women who come together to expose what life is like for African-American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi. The stories of Aibileen (a gentle middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her entire life raising white children), Minny (a young African-American maid who struggles with her desire to fight back against discrimination) and Skeeter (a recent college graduate who doesn’t follow the path expected of most young Southern white girls) offer readers a humorous yet touching new perspective on the civil rights movement.

The Help has also been made into a major motion picture, in theaters now.