For the Love Of Literature
Maureen Wittmann is a name known to many Catholic homeschooling parents. Maureen has written and edited several practical works on Catholic homeschooling. (Full disclosure: I authored the canon law chapter of The Catholic Homeschool Companion, a compilation of homeschooling essays she edited with Rachel Mackson for Sophia Institute Press.) Maureen’s most recent offering is For the Love of Literature: Teaching Core Subjects With Literature (ISBN 978-0-9797609-09). This 253-page book helps home-schooling parents build a reading curriculum for their children in a diversity of subjects — including art and music appreciation, math, history, science, and building a reading library.
The first few chapters offer numerous tips on where to find good home-schooling resources. From the local library to the Internet to small publishers catering to the home-school market, Maureen has amassed a number of resources in her 12 years as a home-schooling mother. She is also experienced at adapting these resources to her own children, turning books into learning plans. These experiences are the basis for several practical suggestions Maureen shares with the reader.
Yet the bulk of the book is bibliography. There are hundreds of titles listed that parents may find useful in building a home- schooling curriculum. Each entry provides the book’s name, approximate age category, and two or three sentences describing its content. Also noted is whether the book is Catholic or contains objectionable content.
For the Love of Literature retails for $ 12.95 and is published by Ecce Homo Press, a small publisher of Catholic home-schooling materials based out of La Grange, Ky. (http://www.eccehomopress.com/).
Thank you Pete and Wanderer editors.