Author study: Writer Kathryn Stockett and Director Tate Taylor “borrowed” a car when they were fourteen and drove from Jackson, Mississippi to New Orleans (think Round Rock to Dallas) – they could’ve been our students!
"An important theme in The Help is that we all need a person to tell
us we matter, someone who encourages us and gives us the freedom to
pursue our dreams. Just as Aibileen reminds Mae Mobley, 'You is kind,
you is smart, you is important,' one woman who always supported me and
convinced me I could achieve anything was my school librarian of 12
years, Judy Kirkpatrick."