"Enter a vanished and unjust world- Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver . . . Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell . . ."