Catholic Teen Books: Help for Catholic Homschoolers

IMG_0142I’ve been homeschooling for a long time now. My older daughter is preparing to graduate from high school, and my younger daughter is wrapping up her sophomore year of high school. But I’m still active in our local homeschool co-op, and that sometimes involves teaching younger kids in subjects that, if I were in high school, I’d say were my best subjects. Some years, it’s sign language. Other years, it’s religion. (This year, that’s the case – I’m teaching three religion classes!) Other years, I’ve done classes in language arts.

Parents who choose to homeschool their children tend to be picky about reading materials that their kids pick up. This isn’t to say that parents whose children go to brick-and-mortar schools aren’t picky, but when you homeschool and are in charge of your children’s education as a whole, it’s a different level. Often, we homeschooling parents ask other parents with similar values about potential reading materials and authors. Other times, we are stuck trying to research books to keep up with our kids. And it’s difficult to get a good parent guide that reflects our Catholic values. These days, I’m actually one of the Veteran Homeschool Moms who’s giving advice to other parents at the co-op. When it comes to fun reading, where can we turn for something safe, yet interesting? …

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