For the fiercely independent!
(7th–10th grades) 

Tailor-make your own literature program—select your Boomerangs according to the books your student would enjoy studying this year. Each purchase includes 2 downloads:

  1. The Boomerang Guidelines (explanations for how to use the Boomerang)
  2. The Boomerang Guide for the book title

All the Boomerangs provide:

  • 4 copywork and dictation passages
  • Notes to teach the mechanics of writing (grammar, spelling, punctuation, literary elements)
  • 9 Think Piece Questions (book discussion)
  • Golden Lines practice (selecting meaningful quotes and writing about them)

The Boomerang is an indispensable tool for parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context. 

Brave Writer offers 3 levels of instruction for mechanics and literature. Download the samples here to determine which  level is right for your family.

Dart, Ages 8-10

Arrow, Ages 11-12

Boomerang, Ages 13-14

Note: Brave Writer is in a redesign process. The new design will begin to roll out on August 1. Single issues reflect the prior designs.

Please preview the book in order to be sure that it is appropriate for your family. There are no exchanges once purchase is complete.

Important caveat: 

 Before 2011 After 2011
  • 5-8 pages in length
  • Black and white design
  • Shorter passages with brief notes about spelling, punctuation, grammar, and literary devices
  • Copywork/dictation passages on the same page as the notes
  • 15-30 pages in length
  • 4-color design
  • Longer passages with detailed notes about spelling, punctuation, grammar, and literary devices
  • Individual copywork/dictation passage pages

Newest guides:

  • Our most recent Boomerangs feature Book Club Party ideas as well (Look for those!)

Please look at the screen shots of the Boomerang Guide before you purchase so that you know what's included in your selection. 

Older (shorter) guides are only $9.95; newer guides are $11.95 per issue. The Boomerang is a digital product, which will be delivered as a PDF file via email.

All purchases of digital products are FINAL. No refunds.

Sign up for our year-long program to receive new Boomerangs as they are published. Check out the 2020-2021 book list and sign up here.