In this month’s essay, Dana Cattani, reflects on her attempt to introduce the March sisters to her eight-year-old daughter.
“It is difficult to know which of the many experiences I offer–intentionally or not–will take hold in my children, will sink deep roots into their souls,” she writes. “I hope that these roots will include stories: timeless stories to fire the imagination, stories to inspire courage or compassion, stories to unsettle and comfort and share. Over time, a good story can do all these and more.”
Make a list of five books you want your children to experience. At what age, and how, will you introduce them? Is the list gender-neutral, or does it include some books specifically for your daughter and others for your son?