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The Call To Brilliance
by Resa Steindal Brown

reviewed by Rebecca Browning

I am reading The Call To Brilliance with great enthusiasm. I received an e-mail from the author's son and after reading the prologue online felt compelled to buy it.

I am not done reading it yet, however, I find my self feeling relief and comfort in the author's words. I have been saying and feeling all the things acknowledged and expressed in the book concerning the current plight of our young people in this system we call education.  As I watch my son, who is blessed with many talents and gifts, struggle within the compliance oriented system which seeks to "mold" and "label" him, I continue to look for ways to help him break free and live outside the box.

He is now a senior in a private high school, yet being there makes him feel less rather than more, although there are some bright spots for him.

I have watched my younger sister home school her children and I am thrilled with what she is accomplishing -- her children actually love reading and learning.  They are bright, energetic and well-adjusted kids.  I wished I had known about homeschooling when my son was younger.  

I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to see this amazing book. After reading some of it, I went online and discovered the author's blog. I don't think it's official yet since there is no mention of it on any websites and there is only one recent post "Should parents be allowed to homeschool their children?"

Well that's it for me. Thank you for allowing me to share this with you. Please let me know if you are reading this book too. maybe we could start a discussion? Also, would you happen to be able to recommend any other books regarding homeschooling?

Endorsed by William Glasser, John Taylor Gatto, Jack Canfield, Joseph Chilton Pearce and many others, Resa Steindel Brown holds that all children are born brilliant. As a parent and educator, Resa's expertise is in building educational processes and environments that enable children to find their passion and develop their individual and
innate brilliance. Her book, The Call to Brilliance, is a true story of the children who followed their passions from childhood into adult life and found that brilliance.

"...nothing less than a blueprint to bring life back to our increasingly moribund educational system and to our society which has lost its way." John Taylor Gatto, author of The Under Ground History of American Education and Dumbing Us Down

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