A fascinating story about the treatment of African Americans in Jackson Mississippi in the early 1960’s. The story is told from three character’s viewpoint: Abilene and Minny are maids serving the white folk of Jackson and Skeeter is the “white folk” who decides to take up the cause of fighting for the just treatment of blacks during that time. The three and many others engage in a clandestine project risking their lives and reputation to stand up for what they believe in and to better the situation in Mississippi.
A beautifully told story with memorable characters that will stay with you for a long time to come. If you get a chance download the book so you can listen to it for an even better appreciation of the characters.