Aug 14, 2013 — After an editor asked him to tone down his racial politics, the first-time author walked away from his book deal, moved to a smaller press and eventually published two books to critical acclaim. He hopes his story helps make the case for why publishers should welcome different voices to the table.
Feb 2, 2012 — Adapted into an Oscar-nominated film, The Help sits at No. 4 in its 43rd week on the list.
Dec 22, 2011 — The Help — about the racial divides during the early 1960s — is on the list for a 37th week.
Aug 11, 2011 — With a film version in theaters, The Help sits at the top of the list for the 18th week in a row.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 28, 2011 — In fiction, John le Carre takes a cold look at the Russian mafia state, while Isabel Allende and Andrea Levy explore the contradictions of slavery, and Katherine Stockett probes 1960s Southern racial politics. In nonfiction, Ethan Watters decries the export of U.S. mental health treatments.
Jul 1, 2009 — Author Kathryn Stockett explores racial tensions in the Deep South from three different perspectives in her novel The Help. Karen Grigsby Bates says if you read one book this summer, this should be it.