The Help by Kathryn Stockett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was our February book club book. Oh, how I loved this book. It takes place in the time of Martin Luther King, Jr. I have read about this period of time, but never from a black maid's perspective.
The book takes place in the south at a time where white families were cared for by black maids. Not only did they take care of cooking the meals and cleaning the house, they helped (and mostly) raise their employer's children as well. It was a time when black people were required to use separate entrances, use a black bathroom, etc. I was very moved by this book and gave me an entirely new view of how they must have felt living through this and how strong their faith was that things would eventually change.