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Ep. 13: Living Books With Jen Pohl

Charis Classical Academy
Ep. 13: Living Books With Jen Pohl

Jen Pohl is not only a beloved teacher at Charis, but her love of good books is infectious and she is a treasure trove of information on what Charlotte Mason called “Living Books.” (She is also a self-proclaimed book sale addict!)

Education should aim at giving knowledge touched with emotions.” -Charlotte Mason

Living books have literary power; they have ‘soul.’ The writers have put their hearts into these books.” – Elaine Cooper

Wondering about what living books are? Jen and Katie use this anagram to walk through a quick survey of living books:

Literary Power






Referenced in the podcast:

Book Lists: Memoria Press, Ambleside Online, The Classical Reader, Cindy Rollins (Cindy has many other book lists if you search for them, you can even follow her on Goodreads!), Charis Reading List (see Classreach!)

Authors to look for:

Jean Craighead George, Lois Lenski, Kate Seredy, Jean Fritz, Sterling North

Podcasts to learn more: Stories are Soul Food, The Literary Life (they have another website, The House of Humane Letters where they offer webinars, mini-classes and full courses), A Delectable Education