Tonight in my #kidlit class (“Collections and Materials for Children”), we discussed two middle grade novels that featured homeschooled characters. I started building a list of others (see below), but I’m sure there are more out there. What did I miss? And what do you think of these portrayals of homeschool education in fiction?
Libraries, museums, and parks are all valuable resources that support lifelong learning for all ages. As a public librarian, I was always happy to see homeschool groups come in to use the library resources.
- The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue (sequel: The Lotterys More or Less)
- All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson (graphic novel)
- Schooled by Gordon Korman
- The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy (the main characters are not homeschooled, but they have some friends who are)
- For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama J. Lockington
- Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord
- The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
- Sunny by Jason Reynolds (part of the Track series, but works as a standalone)
- The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss
- Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern (decidedly YA and not MG!)