Different Perspectives on THE HELP

I read a great post tonight on Amy Reads about The Help (the book and the movie, which I compared in this post). Amy’s post is about the importance of historical accuracy and the need to get multiple perspectives in order to have a true sense of what happened during a particular era. She links to a few other posts that talk about why The Help is misleading and one-sided, and she is participating in a reading challenge based on a reading list suggested by the Association of Black Women Historians.

If you’ve read The Help, seen the movie, or done both or neither and are just curious about the issues they raise, I highly recommend Amy’s post.

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2 Comments

  • September 10, 2011 - 10:02 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for posting this :)

  • September 16, 2011 - 12:24 am | Permalink

    I read The Help and saw the movie and loved them both. Then I read a review of the movie that pointed out so many issues (in the book and movie) that had not really crossed my mind. It was really a humbling experience, but it was good to have my thinking challenged.

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