Kathryn Stockett's book "The Help"
somehow started 'buzzing' onlist :)
Up to now, I've only read several excerpts from the book -and watched the official film trailer :
Several passages might be used in ESL class (the author's intentions / fiction VS reality / etc...).
I've started gathering resources that might prove useful to ESL teachers interested in having their students discover "The Help" -of course the result will be selective and keep... in progress :)