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Category Archive — Reading


The appearance of the movie version of The Help has stirred up the discussion of both book and film. Here are some links to articles and other resources about The Help (the book and the film) from Prof. Cristina Accomando of HSU: Open Statement to Fans of The Help from the Association of Black Women [...]


The Help became a controversial book this spring.  A longtime family maid, Ablene Cooper, has complained that her story was used in the novel without her consent and the characterization is demeaning.  She filed a lawsuit against the author in February of 2011, with her employer’s support.  The complaint was widely reported, for example, in [...]

Take a Class

HSU and College of the Redwoods will each offer  Book of the Year classes in the fall. Prof. Laurie Winter will offer a one-credit class at HSU this fall (Engl 480, # 41253, Founders Hall 235, with the first class to meet 6-6:50 on August 30 to organize sections.  There are no prerequisites and any [...]

Find The Help

This exciting story is available in many formats. Kathryn Stockett’s book can be checked out from the HSU Library.   If copies are all in circulation, you can recall one using the “Make a Request” link.  The HSU Bookstore offer copies for sale for those who want to own it.  In addition, the Arcata branch of [...]