As you read your selected book, identify the social policy(ies) that plays a role in the lives of the book’s character(s).
Consider if the policy or policies are at the local, state, or federal level, and how the historical time in which the book is set impacts the policy issues. Ask yourself how the book’s characters and their communities are impacted by policies or the lack of policies. In other words, in what way do social policies enhance the lives of those characters described in the book?
Conversely, perhaps you will conclude that the lack of policies presents challenges to the well-being of the book’s protagonist or other characters.