Please. Just go buy it. Read Amy's review above. She does it justice. You will fall in love with the characters. You will fall in love with Stockett's ability to show the untold dynamics of white families with black help in their homes in the 1960's south. You will fall in love with the love you can feel between the children and the precious ladies who raise them (usually the maids, not their mamas). You will both grieve such a terrible time in the history of the south, and celebrate the courage and tenacity and beauty of those who fought for change. You will see white families who loved and valued their help and black families whose stories speak so much of society then and society now. And, as Amy says, you will think a little differently about how you raise your babies. I don't know if being 'color-blind' truly exists, or even should exist, to be honest. But I do know that this book made me love and appreciate all that is alike and the smaller things that are different between the amazing, amazing characters in this book. Read it. I'll mail you my copy if you want it.