Wednesday, August 17, 2011

More suggestions for fans of "The Help"

The Help by Kathryn Stockett has been released to area theaters, and the feedback has been largely positive. It's not everyday that a book makes a successful transition from print to silver screen! Stop by the Recommendations Desk to see a display of other books that have been adapted as movies or television shows.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out our Read Alike post for fans for The Help. You may also enjoy seeing read alike lists that other libraries have put together. We may not have all the titles, but you can always fill out a Purchase Suggestion form!

The Help Read Alikes from the Fayetteville Free Library

The Help Read Alikes from the Wakefield Public Library

Of course, not everyone has been quite as happy about the book and movie. Recently the Association of Black Women Historians posted an Open Letter expressing their concerns. Whether or not you are a fan, you might enjoy reading more about the history of African-American Women and their roles within the Civil Rights Movement.

You can check out our blog post from Black History Month for some suggestions, or stop by the library to see a display that mixes Read Alikes for The Help with Non-Fiction titles, including:

Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans tell about life in the segregated (305.896 REM)

Freedom in the Family: a mother-daughter memoir of the fight for civil rights (332.1196 DUE)

Barefootin' : life lessons from the road to freedom (Biog Blackwell)

Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black women, work, and the family from slavery to the present (304.5 JON)

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