Wednesday, November 07, 2007

For the Love of Literature by Maureen Wittmann

I'm so excited about my friend Maureen's new book that is now available for pre-order from Ecce Homo Press. Maureen is a kindred spirit in the "living books" department and I already know that this book will be a favorite on my shelf and have even recommended it to friends who are interested in the way our family homeschools.

I have a pre-publication copy in my hands and it is fantastic. I had a chance to read through it this summer.

For the Love of Literature is a project Maureen has been working on for years and it's designed especially for Catholic homeschool parents. It's a well-organized guide to using real books - biographies, historical fiction, beautiful picture books, etc. to study any subject area of interest. The book lists are extensive and up-to-date (meaning that she only included books that are currently in print) which means, among other things, that this could be an extremely useful resource for using your library well. As a matter of fact, since we're slated to pick the books for our local library's "Holiday Tree" again this year (and the emphasis is, once again, on Popular Non-Fiction and Junior Non-Fiction), I will definitely be using Maureen's book to sift through for ideas.

In addition to the book lists are numerous possible ways to make a living-books curriculum work for your family.

1 comment:

Kristen Laurence said...

I ordered my copy this morning. So excited to get it!