Marlene Peterson is founder and President of Libraries of Hope, home of the Well-Educated Heart philosophy of learning and a Mother’s University. A strong believer in the power of stories, she has compiled over 60 volumes of stories from the golden age of children’s literature and has created a manual for beginning storytellers entitled Restoring the Art of Storytelling in the Home. She is a co-founder of Mothers of Influence. A graduate of BYU, she and her husband, Brent, have raised eight daughters and one son and currently reside in Appomattox, Virginia, where they are blissfully surrounded by the stories of history.
A hundred years ago, educators rightly understood that hearts must be warmed before minds can be taught. The gift of story is the primary tool of a heart-based education. Come learn from the wisdom of these warm-hearted educators and leave with a practical guide for incorporating more stories in your homeschool and family life.