Starting in February of this year, the website Secular Parenting has been holding a virtual book club to encrouage nonreligious parents across the country and around the world to connect with each other to discuss the same book.
Throughout the virtual book study, people have connected on Facebook and Twitter and in person to discuss the book Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief (Dale McGowan, Molleen Matsumura, Amanda Metskas, Jan Devor).
During our conversations, we have recommended many books to each other. Here is a list of them, divided into sections that reflect the chapter titles. Books for parents are at the bottom. Enjoy!
*As of 04 feb 2016, I have added books up to Chapters 5/6, Book Study Question 7
Ch. 1: The Inquiring Mind
Critical thinking, independent thinking, promoting a sense of wonder
Ch. 2: Living and Teaching Ethics in Your Family
Empathy, ethics, acting on principles vs. blindly following rules
Ch. 3: Secular Family, Religious World
Religious literacy, inoculation against indoctrination, diversity of cultures
Ch. 4: The Physical Self
Sex-positive parenting, body-positivity, sexuality, relationships, sexual identity, gender identity
Ch. 5: Ingredients of a Life Worth Living
Nothing so far...
Ch. 6: Celebrating Life
Celebrations, holidays, ceremonies, traditions