Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom
If it weren’t for the books I discovered back when I was considering homeschooling, I don’t think I would have had the courage to start down this path.
Without many real life homeschooling friends at the time, the books I read kindled my interest, answered my questions, and fueled the dream I was mentally crafting about what learning could look like for our family.
I love this quote by American journalist Edward P. Morgan:
“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.”
Most of us have been significantly impacted by at least one homeschooling book. Here are a few of my favorites:
- A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille
- Leadership Education by Oliver and Rachel DeMille
- Educating the WholeHearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson
- Free Range Learning by Laura Grace Weldon
- How Children Fail & How Children Learn by John Holt
- Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Now it’s your turn to share: Tell me the titles of one or more of your favorite homeschooling books. Let’s get a good list going that others can discover and browse when they need inspiration!