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The Help

 Author: Kathryn Stockett  Category: Drama  Published: February 10, 2009  Language: English  File Size: 3.4 MB  Tags: ClassicsContemporarydramaFictionHistoricalnovel |  Download PDF


The Help by Kathryn Stockett, explores the theme of racial inequality and the power of literature.


It portrays the relationship between black maids and white women to show viewers how influential the civil rights movement was to today’s society.

Famous Quotes:

“You is kind, you is smart, you is important.”

“All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries.”

“Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else.”

“Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, “Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?”

“That’s the way prayer do. It’s like electricity, it keeps things going.”

“I always order the banned books from a black market dealer in California, figuring if the State of Mississippi banned them, they must be good.”

“…and that’s when I get to wondering, what would happen if I told her she something good, ever day?”

“We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought.”

It feels cool, like water washing over my sticky-hot body. Cooling a heat that’s been burning me up all my life.
Truth, I say inside my head again, just for that feeling.”

“Great books give you a feeling that you miss all day, until you finally get to crawl back inside those pages again.”

“Who knew paper and ink could be so vicious”

“And if your friends make fun of you for chasing your dream, remember—just lie.”

“And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.”

Literary awards:

  • Orange Prize Nominee for Fiction Longlist (2010)
  •  Audie Award for Fiction (2010)
  • Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2009)
  • SIBA Book Award for Fiction (2010)
  • Indies Choice Book Award for Adult Debut (2010)
  •  Puddly Award for Fiction (2011)
  •  Lincoln Award Nominee (2013)
  • Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle for roman (2011)
  •  Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction (2009) and Nominee for Best of the Best (2018)
  • Townsend Prize for Fiction (2010)