What is this?
We offer two resources for parents of voracious and reluctant readers alike.
First, the Review of Contemporary Literature. Our faculty review new releases weekly. Engagement with contemporary lit is a good thing for boys, but let us guide you and your reader in the right direction!
Second, Heights Books. These are more classic books that The Heights, our parent institution, actively encourages boys to read for extra credit. These are the good and great books, time-tested for your sons (and for you). For now, the list is hosted on heights.edu, but stay tuned for an interactive list right here on HeightsForum.org.
There is much more to come! Stay tuned for online courses on some of the good and great books, and how to present them to boys.
How to Use this Resource
Why are we reviewing books? Because we want to know what our students are reading, and because we want to direct them towards great modern literature. Believe us… it’s out there!
If we can accomplish these goals, while helping other parents and teachers engage their boys with quality contemporary literature, it’s a win-win. We want nothing less than an entire generation of boys drawing upon the classics to engage contemporary works with a discerning and often appreciative eye.
When you go to a Barnes and Nobles, or when you log onto Amazon, and your child asks to purchase the latest best seller, have you ever wondered what exactly the book is about? More importantly, have you wondered what the author is trying to communicate to your son?
The Heights Forum’s Review is here to help you accompany your son through his adventures in literature. There are great pearls and perils alike. Lean on us to find books that cultivate a positive moral imagination.