Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962.
Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to
steal the silver...There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white
child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death;
Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and, white
Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved
maid has disappeared. Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would
believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as
each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to
depend and rely upon one another. Each is in a search of a truth.
And together they have an extraordinary story to tell...