This holiday season, put away whatever overwrought, commercialized bric-a-brac books you own, and pick up some of the gems listed here.
Karen Swallow Prior’s ‘On Reading Well’ offers some excellent advice for drawing moral lessons from literature, but sometimes great art proves so ambiguous that drawing pat conclusions is difficult.
Sarah Mackenzie’s new book, ‘The Read-Aloud Family,’ is a manifesto and annotated book list that makes a powerful case for the benefits of reading together as a family.
Given that this is the reasoning a seventh grader uses to resist summer reading, the advice casts the maturity of the GQ editors in a dim light.
There are plenty of excellent, well-written books that haven’t made the canon and don’t feel like a chore to read. So in that spirit, here are a few great books.
They may hate me for it. They may be traumatized for life. But at least my son can never say he didn’t read ‘Misty of Chincoteague’ when he was young.
In fewer than 350 pages, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren will more than likely transform the way you read and argue—for the better.
Sharing gorgeous pictures and well-crafted stories with our children is an excellent way to combat the dehumanizing habits and beliefs that make our world shrill, angry, and sad.
Before we raze the memory of Christopher Columbus, we might wish to know why many generations considered him a great man despite his sins.
The art of writing often stems from the joy of reading and sharing information. Growing those loves in our children is the first step.
As vacation begins, decades of K-12 education research tells us that summertime is when the academic paths of higher- and lower-performing students most radically diverge.
‘Beach books’ refers to the reading assigned over the summer, used to help build community among the school and set expectations for the college career.
Kids don’t need potty humor and malicious pranks to start reading books. They just need a good, interesting story.
We live in an attention-deficient, hectic, technology-riddled society, but we can fight the tide of clickbait and soundbites by using technology’s tools to foster learning and mental acuity.
Americans often bemoan the diminished condition of our political discourse without recognizing the role that a general decline in literacy is playing in that diminishment.
We’re going to tell you what some of The Federalist’s contributors read this year and why, confident that there’s a little something here for everyone.
E-readers are efficient and easy to use—but they’ll never compare to the tangible pleasures of physical books.
Liking healthy food requires the development of taste: the more you eat it, the more you grow to enjoy it. It’s the same with classic literature.
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