The Help Book Report

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The Help
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The Help is not just a book about a white women in the 1960s trying to make a difference it is about so much more. The story begins August 1960 with the colored maid, Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child - Mae Mobley. Aibileen lost her own boy Treelore months before she started working for the Leefolt residence. One day when Ailbileen is serving lunch at the Leefolt’s residence she overhears the conversation between Miss Hilly, Elizabeth, Skeeter, and Hilly's mother. They begin talking about the Home Help Sanitation Initiative, which would require a build in bathroom outside of the home for the colored help. Miss Hilly immediately convinces her husband to get a colored bathroom for Aibileen. Miss Skeeter is not very fond of having a the whole segregation events.

Miss. Skeeter is the only women out of her group of friends whom finished college and is not yet married, this is why her mother nags a lot. Before Miss. Skeeter left to college she applied for an editorial position in New York City with Harper & Row, Publishers, but she never heard from then until now. The senior editor advises Skeeter to get a writing job at the local newspaper. She immediately begins to write the Miss Myrna column, a housekeeping advice column which she does not know anything about, so she asks Aibileen for help. Throughout these sessions Skeeter and Aibileen begin to talk about other things beside the column, so Skeeter decides to ask Skeeter if she would want to help her write a book, but Aibileen refuses. Skeeter was upset when Aibileen refused because she had sent an outline saying that maids would cooperate with book....
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