Monthly Reading List

Monthly Reading List

Monthly Reading List

Hero Hurrah

By Michelle Miller

monthlyreading_sepOne of the caring moms in my library recently asked for books about true heroes, not the kinds who wear undies on the outside! Her idea was so good that we should share it here!

The importance of children “experiencing” heroism cannot be overstated. They must sense not only its stirrings in their own hearts, but see that heroes are simply ones who did more than they first thought possible. A child can then know that God can empower him likewise!

Let’s enjoy a first sampling of heroes—and heroines—in different spheres of life. Because you can easily find books in your local library about these folks, I will do something different this time. I will focus more on citing rare retro “living book” gems which you might not otherwise find. Perhaps you can seek these, if you wish, either through purchase (there are oodles of online sellers of older books) or borrow through interlibrary loan…

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MichelleMillerMichelle has always loved words; just ask her weary-eared husband! From teaching herself to read at a very young age, to making her baby sister patronize her pretend childhood library, to owning 25,000 living books today, she has discovered that modern public libraries seldom offer children the best. Thus, she founded a private library ( offering the great treasures to families in her area. She enjoys helping others around the country do the same.

Naturally, when she wrote her award-winning history curriculum, it harnessed the incredible potency of these great books, along with pithy and supporting spiritual commentary ( Michelle is a veteran homeschooler (19 years, with many more to go!), columnist, speaker, consultant, and author who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama. Michelle and her husband, John, have four children: two adult sons and two youngsters still at home in Michigan; they also have five cute grandsons! For information on starting a library in your area, contact us at: