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David Almond is a British author of Children’s books, perhaps best known for Skellig, his first children’s novel, published in 1998.  Skellig was the first children’s book I read that included a deliberately homeschooled character.  Her name was Mina.  Well, some 12 years later Almond has returned to the world he created in Skellig and offered us a prequel titled My Name Is MinaMina is written as the journal of the titular character, and it tells in great detail the story of why and how she came to be homeschooled.

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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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