21 August 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hosted the first meeting of the Who Cares? Scotland Book Club at Bute House.
She discussed the Harry Potter books with care experienced people and everyone shared their favourite passage from the books.
The Harry Potter books were chosen by the book club because Harry was raised in kinship care.
A group of our members went to visit @NicolaSturgeon at Bute House and talked about what Harry Potter means to them.
— Who Cares? Scotland (@whocaresscot) August 18, 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
It is important care experienced people are able to embrace their care identity and being able to identify with characters in books or the media who have had the same experiences can help with this. Harry Potter is an excellent example of this, as it has given many people the opportunity to see experiences, often similar to their own, represented in popular culture.
“The Who Cares? Scotland book club is a fantastic way of bringing care experienced people to enjoy books together.
“It is no secret that I love reading and I really enjoyed hosting the book club and discussing the Harry Potter books.”
I had such a special time in Bute House earlier with the @whocaresscot Book Club, talking all things Hogwarts. @jk_rowling – they made me promise to send you a tweet to pass on how much Harry Potter means to many care experienced young people. pic.twitter.com/yycqJNDOFD
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) August 17, 2018