- Which character was your favorite? Who did you relate to the most? Why?
[Caregiver Note: Since Noelle is the main character and is fun and whimsical a lot of children will likely choose her as their favorite. However, there may be other characters that they relate to, such as Alex who’s dealing with his parent’s divorce, or Nick who just wants to be left alone. This is primarily just a fun question to facilitate bonding and start a discussion. However, having the child explain why the relate to the character they chose may encourage them to talk about things that happened to them in their past, that they see reflected in that character.]
- ACTIVITY: When Noelle is young her dad always brings her travel magazines and she and her brother like to…
About the Author: Jenn Ehlers
Jenn is a central Virginia native who received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012. Since then she has worked for a local mental health agency and the Department of Social Services in various capacities and has been involved in her community’s efforts to create a Trauma Informed Network. Currently Jenn works in vocational rehab and mentors youth in foster care. When she isn’t working, Jenn enjoys writing stories, anything and everything Harry Potter, and spending time with her niece and nephew.
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