Considering the fact that my husband and I met on the mission field, we try to bring world to our kids as often as we can. Through books, documentaries, and friends, we search out ways to make the world tangible even if we can't afford airline tickets.
So when Jamie Martin's new book, Give Your Child the World, came out, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy of it. Part family guide, part book guide, this handbook divides the world by region and offers suggested reading further broke down by age group. Each book has the name, author, and a short synopsis of the plot line. It makes for an easy book list with items that are readily available, even in my small town library.
At the back of the book, you can also find indexes based on author, country, and historical time period, making this an incredibly valuable resource for any homeschool mom.
But don't think that this book is limited to homeschoolers. Give Your Child the World is for any parent who wants to give their child a broader experience of the world. It's for the parent who is answering questions about the great melting pot we live in. And it's for the parent who wants to raise children who simply see people.
I can't recommend this book highly enough. My own copy is highlighted, marked up, and edited. I've highlighted books we've read, noted those we particularly enjoyed, crossed out those we didn't. It's a great resource and I can't wait to explore more and more of these titles.
*I received a free copy of this book for review. All opinions are my own.