Monday, April 19, 2010

Love in a Time of Homeschooling - Book Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is CD.
As a public school teacher who's also a mom, I've sometimes wondered what it would be like to homeschool my children. I can only think about it, though, because I don't have the luxury of being a stay at home mom. My income is necessary for our survival. But, I've wondered what it would be like.

That's why I was intrigued when Harper Collins gave me the opportunity to read Love in a Time of Homeschooling (a Mother and Daughter's Uncommon Year). The author, Laura Brodie, did what many parents can only think about. She took a year-long sabbatical from her job as an English professor to home school her 5th grade daughter Julia. The book is a memoir of that year.

The catalyst for her decision was Julia's anxiety over homework. What would take most children twenty minutes might take Julia an hour. Julia, a strong-willed, creative child, had difficulty in the traditional classroom setting. Brodie decided that one year of homeschooling might be exactly what Julia needed. In the book, she describes both her triumphs and her many challenges in her experience of educating Julia for her fifth grade year.

Would you like a copy of this book? (Wouldn't it be a great Mother's Day gift?) It is available from Harper Collins for $25.99. Or, if you'd like to win my copy of the book, just leave a comment on this post before midnight April 27. Tweet this giveaway for a second entry. Just make sure to leave a comment with your tweet link, and make sure I have a way to reach you via email.

This review is completely my opinion. I was not comepensated in any way other than receiving a copy of this book.

19 comments:

Jennifer said...

Sounds like something I should read. :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

this sounds very interesting.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Melanie said...

that sounds like an interesting read.

The Bumbles said...

I bet her approach was a lot different than the father in the memoir "Film Club." He let his son drop out of high school over similar study anxieties under the condition that he watch and discuss movies of his father's choosing. Life lessons through cinema - but not a lot of book smarts.

Jenelle said...

Sounds like an intersting read! I'm leaning towards homeschooling someday (my son's only two right now), so maybe I'd learn something. :)

paige said...

sounds like a great read!

Calico Crazy said...

Sounds like a fascinating books, I'm always interested in books about other homeschooler's experiences.

One More Equals Four said...

Sounds interesting! We are a home schooling family and it would be interesting to hear about this "experiment"

Sweetpeas said...

Sounds interesting, I'd love to win this!

DogMa said...

As mom to an almost-3-year-old it won't be long till we need to make a choice about school... so learning from others experiences is about as good as it gets right now.

dogma at noselicks dot com

Mary A said...

I have been thinking of homeschooling my son and would like more input on the decision. This would be great. Thanks for the giveaway.
maryDOTavingerATgmailDOTcom

Marci J said...

Sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading - I love memoirs. Thank you for the chance to win - my fingers are crossed!
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

looks like a book i'd enjoy reading and also sharing with my friends.
BETH
bethnaf at hotmail dot com

tina reynolds said...

sounds like a good read, I am very curious I have two and one one the way, and have thought about it but not for sure

Judy B said...

This sounds so sweet. I would love to be able to home school (or would I, it looks intense too).

judychrz at gmail.com

Laura Lowe said...

Looks like a book I'd like to read!

Nancy said...

I'm a public school teacher also and would love to read this!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

CD said...

I would LOVE to read this book. I'm a former elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom who plans to homeschool my daughter beginning in Kindergarten next year. This would be so interesting to me to read. crayolaswap at hotmail dot com

ms_quoted said...

I would love this!

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