Teacher Guide

The Help Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Consider the book Like One of the Family: Conversations from a Domestic's Life. Like The Help, Like One of the Family centers on black domestic workers. However, it was written by a black woman in the 1950s and provides a more accurate historical context for The Help. Like One of the Family is one of many books suggested by the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) that provide a better understanding on the realities of black life in the 60s. Their full statement can be found here: http://www.abwh.org/images/pdf/TheHelp-Statement.pdf

Consider a book students with which students may be more familiar, To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird is also set in the South during...

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