What concerned 'the help' I met in Mississippi in the 1960s was not embarrassing the white women they worked for (as in Kathryn Stockett's novel-turned-movie 'The Help'). They wanted real political power, beginning with voting rights.
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer, star in ‘The Help,’ a film about black people made by white people. Perhaps inevitably, the Civil Rights-era drama set in Mississippi has been criticized for racism.
A 12-year-old faces down the Cuban Missile Crisis in this highly appealing coming-of-age story for middle-school-age readers.