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How to counter The Help

August 12, 2011


Take one child, inculcate a love of literature by having her/him read a variety of genres. Take time out of your day to give an oral history of your family, your culture, and your life experiences. Encourage questions. Engage in debates. But never try to silence their voice, as was done during segregation. When they […]

It’s okay not to like The Help

May 28, 2011


No really. If you didn’t enjoy this novel, it’s perfectly okay. There’s nothing wrong. For whatever reason some readers didn’t bond with this novel, it’s fine. Just like there’s nothing wrong with the happy-happy joy-joy virus going around the internet from many people who just luvvvvv the book and want to share their experience with others.             […]