Well, I overdid the history last month. Sure seems that way, at least.
Between all the 1900-1950 books I brought home, and all the books the boys brought home on their own accounts, our library-book shelf was stuffed beyond capacity — so much so that watching our DVD of Bruce Springsteen recording “John Henry” and “Eyes on the Prize” for the umpteenth time seemed to be a lot more appealing to both 7-year-old S and 2-year-old F than trying to pry loose books about moonshiners or the Depression.
Of course, for all I know, S read every single title (except for those I deemed inappropriate and kept out of reach — more on that in a later post) while I was at work and just didn’t tell me. He views his reading as his business, and I’m not inclined to make an issue of it. Still, I’ve kept the list for 1925-1975 (another upcoming post) to a more manageable five books, the first of which S devoured within minutes of its arrival.
Here are links to my previous posts on U.S. history reading, which is my main contribution to the homeschooling of my two sons. I always welcome your suggestions for new titles and older books I’ve overlooked.
Prehistory-1621: The List and The Wrap-Up
1622-1750: The List and The Wrap-Up
1750-1800: The List and The Wrap-Up
1775-1825: The List and The Wrap-Up
1800-1850: The List and The Wrap-Up
1825-1875: The List and The Wrap-Up
1850-1900: The List and The Wrap Up
1875-1925: The List and The Wrap-Up
1900-1950: List #1 and Wrap-Up #1; List #2
1925-1975: The List and The Wrap-Up
1950-2000: The List and The Wrap-Up
1975-present: The List and The Wrap-Up