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If your high school senior could read only ONE novel between now & graduation, which one would it be?

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Now see, my oldest son has been in public school all of his academic career except for 7, 8, and 11th grade. He has not yet read...drum roll...The Iliad.


Horrified, WTM gasps!


Not to worry. The boy is not leaving my care without reading it. If we are going to finish out our senior year with one book, it is going to be a book that has moved literary mountains and human souls. My boy is going to love the Patrick Shaw-Stewart's WW I poem the Elizabeth Vandiver recites in her Iliad lectures.


Think big. Think something that will enable your child to get subtle literary allusions and scholarly jokes. Think of something that will engage them on so many levels.

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