Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing, she moved to New York City, where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. The Help is her first novel5(K). This novel is brilliantly written. Set in the s in Jackson, Mississippi, it tells the tale of black women, who worked as maids for white families and helped raise their children, through the perspectives of three female protagonists; Aibileen, Minny and Skeeter. While Aibileen and Minny are both black maids, Skeeter is a young white woman who has just finished college and was herself. Set in Jackson, Mississippi in the early s, 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett shows the peak of racial downloadted Reading Time: 2 mins.