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As advocates of literacy and critical thinking, we work toward a civil and just society, advancing the ultimate promise of democracy—participation for all.
Our courses, virtual coaching, consultation days, webinars, and video tutorials are designed to develop and expand inquiry-based instructional
We offer thought-provoking anthologies of fiction and nonfiction materials for readers of all ages, classroom libraries, teacher support materials, discussion guides, and more.
In the mid 1970s, several of us mothers of elementary-age children were introduced to the Great Books Foundation when we enrolled in the Junior Great Books leadership training classes in Denver. Our inspiration led to volunteering as “teachers” of Junior
E.L. Doctorow, an American novelist of tremendous literary invention and political conscience, passed away on July 21. His novel Ragtime made him a household name in the 1970’s, but his masterpiece may well be The Book of Daniel.
Read the New York Times tribute to learn more.
Foundation president Joseph Coulson traveled west last week and taught students in the Great Books Summer Program at Stanford University. The program brings exceptional middle and high school students together to read, discuss, and debate great works of literature, experience college-level discussions and seminars, and enjoy a fun summer experience with other literary-minded students.