I can't attest to the accuracy of the lives of African-American maids, racism, or brutality during the civil rights movement represented in this book. I can, however, at the very least recommend "The Help" based on the cast of characters and what one can learn from them.
If writers like Angie Thomas and Nic Stone continue to voice their opinions like their ancestors, there is no limitation to the reform their words can spark.
"I mix up that chocolate custard pie. I puts sugar in it and Baker's chocolate and the real vanilla my cousin bring me from Mexico."
"Dear Martin" provoked a lot of thought on how to improve the broken society I live in.
My unofficial TBR for February 2018; highlighting stories about and written by African-Americans.
With so few words I was uplifted and reminded of the promising future ahead of me.
"On Friday I bring his lemon cookies and wear his jersey number on my cheek, which delights Peter."
I don't care what the main character looks like; I just want to read a good story.