Set in 1962, this book tells the story of a budding journalist, Skeeter, who wants to write about the African American women who serve the white families of Jackson, Mississippi. With the encouragement of one of the maids in town (Aibileen), the others reluctantly tell Skeeter their life stories. They do so in private and as secretly as possible, because if found out they risk not only their jobs but their lives.
|Skeeter, Minnie and Aibileen|
Reading challenge: 7/50