National CASA/GAL Book Club chats with “Maid” author Stephanie Land
SEATTLE, WA – On April 11, National CASA/GAL Association for Children hosted New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Land, in a thought-provoking virtual dialogue with hundreds of CASA/GAL state and local program staff and volunteers from across the country to discuss her memoir, “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive.”
The National CASA/GAL Book Club series is focused on poverty and provides insight to CASA/GAL staff and volunteers to reflect and engage in a facilitated dialogue on topics that directly impact the children and families they serve. Land, whose published college essays about poverty went viral, was offered a book deal 11 months later. Her book “Maid” inspired an original series currently on Netflix.
As the third installment of the Book Club discussions, Land shared her personal experiences as a single mother raising her daughter and cleaning houses, and difficulty applying for government assistance.
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