Kathryn Stockett | The Help

Mississippi-born Kathryn Stockett's debut novel, The Help, examines the complex relationship between white Southern families and their black domestic servants in the 1960s. A story of social awakening as seen from both sides of the American racial divide, the book highlights the conditions of black servitude—a century after the Civil War. The book was a No. 1 New York Times Best Seller and has been on the New York Times Best Sellers list for more than 100 consecutive weeks. A movie based on The Help, directed by Stockett’s childhood friend and fellow Mississippian Tate Taylor, will be released in August 2011 by DreamWorks Studios.

Admission includes a signed paperback copy of The Help--available for pick up the evening of the event with proof of ticket.

Kathryn Stockett | The Help
Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 567-4341
Website: www.freelibrary.org/authorevents
E-Mail: authorevents@freelibrary.org
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