By: Katherine Stockett
Aibileen: An older African American woman that has been a maid ever since she was 14. Her specialty is being the nanny to these young white children.
Minny: She is the loud, outspoken character in the novel. Her strength hides her insecurities.
Miss Skeeter: The free thinking young white lady of the town. She will start a revolution in a racially separated town in Mississippi.
The Help is about the town of Jackson Mississippi during the civil rights movement. It follows the lives of three women: Minny, Aibileen, and Eugenia Phelan (Skeeter). The story gives a very realistic description of the lives and experiences that these women have.