Books and School

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Schooling has changed significantly throughout history, but books and reading have remained fundamental components of education for centuries. This mini-anthology examines education and reading through literary selections about learning, school, and the power of books. The accompanying articles highlight various approaches to education, and the activities invite learners to appreciate books, reading, and literacy.


Euclid by Vachel Lindsay
Letty's Globe by Charles Tennyson Turner
The Library by Frank Dempster Sherman
There is no frigate like a book by Emily Dickinson

Amy's Valley of Humiliation by Louisa May Alcott

Primers and Readers
Educational Methods

Making an Alphabet Primer
Making Bookplates

Further Reading
Guide to Illustrations