On this page you will find those who were homeschooled and wrote books about things other than homeschooling. Many parents and young people who have homeschooled have also written books about homeschooling, and I have these well-loved homeschool books here.
This is Adora Svitak, a 12-year old author who does public speaking to educators and kids around the country. She exhibits just a little of the wisdom our kids can share, if we’re willing to listen to them. Is her mom a pushy parent? Books: Dancing Fingers and Flying Fingers: Master the Tools of Learning Through the Joy of Writing.
Agatha Christie, Mystery Writer
When Agatha was a child, she had no companions to speak of. Her sister and brother, Madge and Monty, were more than a decade older. She had no schoolmates, either, because, for the most part, she didn’t go to school. (She taught herself, out of books.) Read Agatha Christie’s books. Agatha Christie was born in 1890 and created the detective Hercule Poirot in her debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920). She achieved wide popularity with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) and produced a total of eighty novels and short-story collections over six decades.
Christopher began writing the first volume of the Inheritance trilogy when he completed a home school high school curriculum at the age of 15. The trilogy consists of Eragon and Eldest, and Brisingr.
Homeschooled in West Virginia, Jedediah Purdy is a student at Yale and author of For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today.