The University Center for the Child and Family is offering a summer book club for middle schoolers, ages 9 to 13. The book club, Feelings Through Fiction, will give participants tools to cope with the changes of middle school and, with the guidance of a licensed psychologist, provide an environment where they can safely work through any challenges they may be facing. During book club, participants will use discussion about the assigned book, Wonder, as a jumping-off point to talk about the difficult parts of growing up. Feelings through fiction is structured to:
- Equip participants with skills to cope with the emotional and social challenges of middle school.
- Help them begin to identify who they are and what is important to them.
- Provide an environment where their experiences are validated and normalized.
Feelings Through Fiction is a great way for middle schoolers to keep learning throughout the summer and discover new ways to respond to the many changes occurring in their lives.
What: A book club that can help young adults navigate their feelings using the book Wonder as a starting point.
Who: Children ages 9- to 13-years-old who may find adjustment to changing teen years a challenge.
Cost: Dependent on insurance. $40 per session without insurance, plus purchase of the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio (or reserving it from a library).
When: June 1, 2018 – August 1, 2018. Exact time and dates will be determined by participant availability.
Where: The University Center for the Child and Family office at 500 E. Washington St., Suite 100 Ann Arbor, MI 48105