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Books about Homeschoolers for Middle & High School Students

My memories of middle school and high school basically subsist of trying not to draw attention to myself. While I was figuring out what was going on around me my go to strategy was to fly under the radar. Who wants to be different?  (It wasn’t me.)

Everyone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

I think that’s somewhat of a universal experience for kids as they mature.  Everyone wants to fit in somewhere.  That’s why I set out to find some books about homeschoolers as main characters that would be appropriate for older kids; specifically middle school and high schoolers.

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I have not read every book on this list in its entirety.  Take my recommendations with a grain of salt and check them out for yourself!  I know my library hold list will be hopping with these titles!

Homeschoolers can relate to books about homeschoolers!

The choice to be a homeschooler is becoming a mainstream choice more and more.  As kids get older they can pretty much create their own educational path that doesn’t necessarily require spending eight hours in the same building everyday.  No matter how comfortable your kid is in their own skin it’s always nice to feel connected.  Reading books that reflect their own lifestyle can reaffirm that they aren’t the only ones living this crazy homeschool life.

The Homeschool Liberation League by Lucy Frank

Everyone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

This Girl Is Different by J.J. JohnsonEveryone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

Schooled by Gordon KormanEveryone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria ForesterEveryone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

Chicken Friend by Nicola MorganEveryone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

 Alice, I Think by Susan JubyEveryone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

Homeschool on a Battlefield by Jennifer LynnEveryone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!


Ida B. and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine HanniganEveryone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

Emily the Strange; Dark Times by Rob Reger and Jessica GrunerEveryone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French 

Everyone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

Armageddon Summer by Jane Yolen and Bruce Colville

Everyone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan

Everyone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen

Everyone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

Robot Wars, series by Sigmund Brouwer

Everyone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!

Classic Books That Feature Homeschoolers for Middle School and High School

Once upon a time homeschooling was how everyone received their education.  Learning at home wasn’t trendy or conservative, or weird.  It was normal.  The following books are classics.

While these books about homeschoolers may not examine the homeschool lifestyle of today it is interesting to know that less than 200 years ago school as we know it today didn’t exist!

Chronicles of Narnia, series by C. S. Lewis

The Giver, series by Lois Lowry

My Side of the Mountain, trilogy by Jean Craighead George

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

Swallows and Amazons, series by Arthur Rasome

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Occasionally some of these books (especially the classics) are super cheap or even free on Amazon Kindle Unlimited.  Try a month for free and start your unlimited reading!

Everyone wants to fit in somewhere.That's why I set out to find  books about homeschoolers as characters appropriate for your middle and high school student!
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9 Comments

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    Jen

    February 28, 2017

    Yay just went through this list with my library tab open!! Thanks Jodi

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      kitchentableclassroom@gmail.com

      February 28, 2017

      Great!! We’re there any books new to you Jen?

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        Jen

        March 9, 2017

        A few yes! Then I stole the ones from the kids lol

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    Melissa

    March 4, 2017

    Thanks for putting this list together! Pinned for later…my boys are still young, but I love knowing there will be books about homeschoolers for them the read 🙂 #FamilyFriday

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      kitchentableclassroom@gmail.com

      March 5, 2017

      Thanks Melissa! It’s always fun to see what’s ahead, right? Thanks for stopping by!

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    Mother of 3

    March 5, 2017

    I’d have to say that I have heard of less than 1/2 these! Thanks for all the suggestions. Pinned!

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      kitchentableclassroom@gmail.com

      March 5, 2017

      Yay! Glad there were some new ones for you!

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    Jackie Lee

    March 8, 2017

    Who knew?! I didn’t realize there were so many books about homeschoolers out there. 🙂 I added it to our HS reading board on pinterest so I can find it again when we’re at the library/book store!

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      kitchentableclassroom@gmail.com

      March 8, 2017

      I’m so glad you found some new ones! It seems so easy to find stuff for the younger set of homeschoolers. It was exciting to find this many options for the big kids!

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