I will be speaking today at Signum University’s New England Moot, a reflection on twenty years as a religious educator. Specifically, I will address how the finest schools of magic influenced my work.
And this is the non-exhaustive list of books which I’ve been known to recommend on the general topic of ethical development:
The Harry Potter Saga by J. K. Rowling
Riddle Master of Hed (and sequels) by Patricia McKillip
Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
everything by Ursula K. LeGuin
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwiggan
Number the Stars
Jenny Nimmo’s Snow Spider Trilogy.
The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan
Tamora Pierce, Song of the Lioness Quartet
Star Wars. Episodes 4, 5, and 6
Men of Iron.
Otto of the Silver Hand.
the Sherlock Holmes corpus,
Frankenstein, Lewis Carroll,
Swiss Family Robinson,
Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engel
A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen
In the Sea There Are Crocodiles: Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah Akbari by Fabio Geda.
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
“ABCs in Zero G” a short story by Elizabeth Moon;
Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold)
Everything by Lois McMaster Bujold
Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper.
“Omnilingual” by H. Beam Piper.
“Nodsaunce” by H. Beam Piper –
Life As We Knew It & The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer.
everything Joss Whedon ever produced
The Curse of Chalion and especially its sequel, Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold.
The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold.
The Darwath Series, by Barbara Hambly
The Ladies of Mandrigyn, by Barbara Hambly
“The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin
“The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula K. LeGuin.
The Little Prince
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
everything by Agatha Christie, but especially the mysteries solved by that strong female protagonist Miss Jane Marple