Tip #6 for Acton Academy Parents

#6. Get caught reading.

A book. Just for fun and enrichment. Let your children hear you laugh, see you cry, lose track of time. The love of reading is contagious.

Acton Academy is a community of readers. We do not assign books to our young heroes because we know that zaps the love and intrigue of reading.

But have no fear. When set free to choose great books,  young people certainly do.

If you want to get inspired, check out this partial list of books our Eagles chose to read last year:

  • The Jungle
  • The Illiad
  • The Giver
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Screwtape Letters
  • The Prince
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • 1984
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Flowers for Algernon
  • A Brief History of Time
  • Animal Farm
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Death of a Salesman
  • Catch 22
  • Madame Bovary
  • Lord of the Flies
  • A Sand County Almanac
  • Democracy in America
  • Man’s Search for Meaning

What are you reading? I’ve got some catching up to do.