Angelique is a trauma-informed novel that realistically portrays the anxieties, fears, and desires of young adults who have aged-out of the child welfare system. The main character’s experiences are relatable, especially when it comes to mental health, life skills, and reuniting with biological family.
Why form a Reading Group?
Reading groups offer a safe space for young people to discuss real-world issues through literature.
Angelique Reading Groups can be organized to engage youth in purposeful discussions about life after foster care. They can also enhance critical thinking skills and provide space for relationship-building in a supportive setting.
Angelique can be used as a learning tool in:
Life Skills workshops in an Independent Living Program
Reading Groups in a Transitional Housing Program
Training Modules for foster parents
Supplemental reading material for Social Work Students
Every book includes guided discussion questions that can be used over a flexible number of weeks to fit your program’s needs. Ideally, this reading group would be led by social work interns or volunteers within a social services agency.