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Most of you are probably aware that, for the past three weeks, the most popular movie in America has been The Help; the film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 bestselling book of the same name about a young white woman and her relationship with two Black maids during the Civil Rights era. Amidst praise and controversy, the blockbuster has grossed over $100 million and is still going strong.

Recently, The Book Look and its host, Alexandra Morton, caught up with the film’s critically-acclaimed actress, Octavia Spencer, and its producer, Tate Taylor. We’re happy to offer clips from the interview here:

Alexandra asks Octavia her favorite scene in the movie.

More from The Help star Octavia Spencer and Writer/Director Tate Taylor.

And for those of you who missed it, I’ve included the debut episode of The Book Look here:

I’ll leave you this week with Five Books Adapted to Films featuring Cicely Tyson, award-winning co-star of The Help…

Keep those pages turning,


Five Books Adapted to Films featuring Cicely Tyson

1) Sounder

2) The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

3) Roots

4) The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

5) The Heart is a Lonely Heart

Charisse Carney-Nunes is the award-winning author of the children’s books, I Am Barack Obama, I Dream For You A World, and Nappy. She is the founder of new media publishing company, Brand Nu Words and a senior vice president of the Jamestown Project, a think tank focusing on democracy.


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