A commentary by Elizabeth Anderson, a stay-at-home mom; co-sponsored by the Well-Read Mom reading group
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"Reading is the first way to listen to, and, therefore, to learn. It is through education that a people can be built into a unified conscience and a civilization. More than ever today we understand how urgent and necessary this task is for those who have responsibility. Reading is part of this educational path toward the reconstruction of what is human. The documented purpose of good books to read is encountering the story of people who, having lived reality intensely and endured its provocations as an unanswered question, or rather, as a glimpse of the features of a good destiny, have arrived at the unforeseen discovery of a positive answer."
~Luigi Giussani, May 2003