In 1960s Mississippi, Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community.
In 1957, Walls and eight other black students--known as the Little Rock Nine--only want to make it to class. But their journey would lead the nation on a much more turbulent path. Walls writes an inspiring memoir that shines a light on this watershed moment in Civil Rights history.