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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.