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by Kathryn Stockett
The Help Chapter 29 Summary How It All Goes Down
Aibileen narrates this chapter. Mae Mobley is four years old now, and going to school. One afternoon, Mae Mobley tells Aibileen that her teacher, Miss Taylor, says that "colored [people] can't go to [Mae Mobley's] school cause they're not smart enough" (29.40). Aibileen tells Mae Mobley that Miss Taylor "ain't right all the time" (29.45). Mae Mobley hugs her and says, "You're righter than Miss Taylor" (29.46). That same afternoon, Skeeter brings boxes of the now-published book, Help, to Aibileen and Minny's church. Aibileen takes a copy home and then brings one to Minny. Aibileen tells Minny that the white library in Jackson has ordered three copies. We'll see how that goes over. On Thursday, Aibileen learns that the book will be discussed on a Jackson TV show in a week. Aibileen goes to church on Friday. She's relieved to see that Minny's pregnancy is showing. Leroy doesn't beat her when she's pregnant. The congregation honors Aibileen and presents her with a copy of Help signed by some five hundred members of the community. The Reverend tells Aibileen the church is going to do everything to help and protect her if there's any backlash. He says they think she is a very courageous person. The Reverend surprises Aibileen by giving her a second copy of Help, also signed by the community. This copy is for Skeeter. When the book is discussed on TV, the host says he's sure the book is about Jackson. Aibileen is shaking with worry. Elizabeth is watching the show. When she hears it might be about Jackson, she runs out to get a copy.
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