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Bauer, Susan Wise and Wise, Jessie. The Well-Trained Mind: a guide to classical education at home, revised and updated. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. [ISBN 0393059278]

Bourdain, Anthony. Typhoid Mary: an urban historical. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2001. [ISBN 1582341338]

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors: special strategies for uncovering hard-to-find information about your female lineage. Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books, 1998. [ISBN 1558704728]

Faber, Adele and Mazlish, Elaine. How To Talk So Kids Can Learn: at home and in school. New York: Rawson Associates, 1995. [ISBN 0684813335]

Field, Christine M. Homeschooling the Challenging Child: a practical guide. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005. [ISBN 0805430784]

Fischer, David Hackett and Kelly, James C. Bound Away: Virginia and the westward movement. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 2000. [ISBN 0813917735]

Gold, LauraMaery and Zielinski, Joan M. Homeschooling Step-By-Step: 100+ simple solutions to homeschooling's toughest problems. Roseville, CA: Prima Publishing, 2002. [ISBN 0761535888]

Gurian, Michael. Boys and Girls Learn Differently: a guide for teachers and parents. Henry, Shari. Homschooling the Middle Years: your complete guide to successfully homeschooling the 8- to 12-year-old child. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1999. [ISBN 0761520929] Leavitt, Judith Walzer. Typhoid Mary: captive to the public's health. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1996. [ISBN 0807021032] MacNeal, Edward. Mathsemantics: making numbers talk sense. New York: Penguin Books, 1994. [ISBN 0670853909] Wells, Spencer. The Journey of Man: a genetic odyssey. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2002. [069111532X]

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Aslett, Don. How to Have a 48-Hour Day. Pocatello, ID: Marsh Creek Press, 1996. [ISBN 0937750131]

Ball, Edward. The Sweet Hell Inside: a family history. New York: William Morrow, 2001. [ISBN 068816840X]
This is story of the Harleston family of South Carolina, whom Ball came across while researching Slaves in the Family (1998). Very engrossing.

Brostoff, Jonathan and Gamlin, Linda. Food Allergies and Food Intolerance: the complete guide to their identification and treatment. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2000. [ISBN 0892818751]

Carroll, Deborah D. Teaching Your Children Life Skills. New York: Berkley Books, 1997. [ISBN 0425153037]
Probably will buy a copy of this to use as the children grow.

Freund, Lee H. and Rejaunier, Jeanne. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Food Allergies. Indianapolis, IN: Alpha Books, 2003. [ISBN 1592571174]

Haizlip, Shirlee Taylor. Finding Grace: two sisters and the search for meaning beyond the color line. New York: Free Press, 2004. [ISBN 0743200535]
This is the sequel to The Sweeter the Juice (1994), the true story about Shirlee's search for her mother's biracial family, who had "crossed over the color line" and "passed for white", leaving Shirlee's mom in the black community as a child. In Finding Grace, we find out how Shirlee's mom and aunt started a new relationship after 76 years of no communication. We also find out how the "white" side of the family reacted to learning the truth about their forebears. Both books are awesome and inspired me to further work on "lost lines" of my own family.

Hickman, Danelle and Teurlay, Valerie. 101 Great Ways to Keep Your Child Entertained While You Get Something Else Done: creative and stimulating activities for your toddler or preschooler. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992. [ISBN 0312076185]

Joneja, Janice Vickerstaff. Dealing with Food Allergies: a practical guide to detecting culprit foods and eating a healthy, enjoyable diet. Boulder, CO: Bull Publishing Co., 2003. [ISBN 092352164X]

McCoy, Jonni. Frugal Families: making the most of your hard-earned money. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 2003. [ISBN 0764226142]

McCray, Carrie Allen. Freedom's Child: the story of my mother, a Confederate general's black daughter. New York: Penguin, 1998. [ISBN 0140282521]
The life of Mary Rice Hayes Allen, an early NAACP activist. I think it is a fascinating biography.

Major, Clarence. Come By Here: my mother's life; an extraordinary woman dreams a world beyond the color line. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002. [ISBN 0471415189]
The life of Inez Hull Major, written in first-person narrative. I had to read it all in one sitting. The author is an established poet and novelist.

Minerbrook, Scott. Divided to the Vein: a journey into race and family. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1996. [ISBN 0151931070]
The story of Scott's search for closure in his life; discusses his white relatives, who disowned his mother; his black relatives, who disliked her; his parents' tumultous marriage; his strained relationship with his family. The author is a national newsmagazine correspondent. I had a difficult time making it through this book - mostly because it invokes a lot of emotion. It took several sessions to finish the book, and I found it to be very engrossing.

Peel, Kathy. The Family Manager Takes Charge: getting on the fast track to a happy, organized home. New York : Perigee Books, 2003. [ISBN 0399529136]

Peel, Kathy. The Family Manager's Everyday Survival Guide. New York : Ballantine Books, 1998. [ISBN 0345419855]

Reiff, Michael I. ADHD: a complete and authoritative guide. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2004. [ISBN 158110121X]

Schofield, Deniece. Confessions of a Happily Organized Family: 100's of practical ways to have a neat house, happy kids and calm parents -- all at the same time!. Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books, 1997. [ISBN 1558704248]

Schofield, Deniece. Confessions of an Organized Homemaker: the secrets to uncluttering your home and taking control of your life. Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books, 1994. [ISBN 1558703616]

Shu, Jennifer. American Academy of Pediatrics Baby & Child Health: the essential guide from birth to 11 years. New York: DK Pub., 2004. [ISBN 0756604540]

Walker, Rebecca. Black, White and Jewish: autobiography of a shifting self. New York: Riverhead Books, 2001. [ISBN 1573229075]
A fascinating autobiography. The author is the daughter of author Alice Walker (The Color Purple) and lawyer Mel Leventhal. Her story is a look at the challenge of personal identity.

Walsh, William E. Food Allergies: the complete guide to understanding and relieving your food allergies. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000. [ISBN 047438268X]

Wyckoff, Malia M. and Snyder, Mary. You Can Afford to Stay Home with Your kids: a step-by-step guide for converting your family from two incomes to one. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 1999. [ISBN 1564144089]

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