Critics be damned: The Help is a great showcase for women

The Help resonates because its stories are about ordinary women coping with life – and in the end, demonstrating that maids, too, can have a meaningful voice in Civil Rights. Read the full blog here.

How both The Help and Soda Springs honor Medgar Evers

The 1963 murder of NAACP leader Medgar Evers is a pivotal event in Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, as it is in Terry Marshall’s Soda Springs. This article shows why. Read the full blog here.

The Help: Let’s celebrate both movie and book

The Help relives’60s Civil Rights days with stories of Black maids in Mississippi. Author Kathryn Stockett is my soul mate; my novel, Soda Springs, set in the same years, charts a lesser known struggle of Mexican-Americans. Read the full blog here.

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