- Author Kathryn Stockett
I seem to be going through a period of consuming media about segregation and racism, but none of them have so far hit home quite like this one. I wanted to read the book before seeing the film, and I’m glad I did. The differing perspectives add so much to the narrative, and to the conflict - between both the employer and employee, and within the help themselves.
The bravery shown, the determination to make a difference, no matter how small, those are the things that get to you. Whispering affirmations to a young child who is otherwise brow beaten, or holding on to a pamphlet from the library despite the trouble it could get you into.
Hard to read, but important, this tells a great story of a difficult time and is impressively written.