This sequel to Appelstein’s award-winning Gus Chronicles is an easy-to-read fictional account of troubled children living in out-of-home placements. Gus E. Studelmeyer returns a year older (14), and a wee bit wiser. Issues Gus addresses include abuse and neglect, loyalty to family of origin, death of a parent, prejudice, physical restraint, humor, and much more.
This book is invaluable training for line workers, clinicians, administrators, and policymakers who seek to understand the world of troubled children.
Insight and inspiration
Gus Studelmeyer is back providing insight and inspiration to all who deeply care about children in conflict.
Fills important void
Charlie fills an important void in child care literature with life and humor. I hope Gus lives on forever!
Evokes laughter and tears
This powerful book evokes laughter and tears, and places the reader squarely in the shoes of at-risk kids who have been removed from their homes.