Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Spinelli’

This post summarizes what I’ve learned about homeschooling in mainstream children’s literature, looking at some books I haven’t reviewed already to make a few points about the genre.

I first got interested in depictions of homeschoolers in mainstream children’s literature when I came across David Almond’s excellent 1998 book Skellig.    (more…)

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As homeschooling has become increasingly common and familiar, we are seeing more and more works of popular fiction, movies, and so on with homeschooled characters.  This is especially true for children’s fiction.  In this post and many more to come I will discuss some of these cultural products, beginning here with Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl(Knopf, 2000) and Love, Stargirl (Knopf, 2007).  (more…)

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