Teens are ready for plot twists, adventure, moral quandaries, history, and a wide variety of literary genres. Enter the Boomerang!
Our year-long program is delivered in nine month-long lesson plans, released monthly.
Start any time. Enjoy the published Boomerangs in any order. You will receive all nine by April 2024.
2023-2024 book list:
August: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
September: Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee
October: The Giver by Lois Lowry
November: Disability Visibility (adapted for young readers) edited by Alice Wong
December: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
January: The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
February: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
March: Romeo and Juliet (graphic novel) by Gareth Hinds
April: I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
Find links to purchase the books under the "2023-2024 Programs" tab on the Literature Singles spreadsheet.
Swap one! This year, when you purchase the year-long program, you can swap one handbook in the program for a handbook in the Literature Singles collection. We'll notify you via email when the swap form is available (July 1).
Each handbook is based on a novel and immerses your teen in the world of:
Each handbook contains:
Detailed notes to establish the context of the novel of the month (book not included)
Four passages taken from the novel for copywork and dictation, one per week
Easy-to-follow instructions to teach writing elements found in the passages
Examination of grammar and punctuation
Additional notes that go beyond the passage
Nine "think piece" questions—for discussion and writing
Book club party ideas
Copywork passages on separate printable pages
Four-color design that looks gorgeous on tablets or printed at home
The Boomerang program comes with guidelines to help you implement the practices of copywork and dictation, as well as a planning tool and a writing skills tracker to help you stay attuned to your teen's progress.
The Boomerang is delivered to your Brave Writer online account once per month on the 15th. Each handbook is four-color, about 40-50 pages, is a non-consumable PDF, and can be used with multiple children (no need to purchase additional copies).
Want a print copy? Go to the front of the line at the Homeschool Printing Company with a special Brave Writer offer. Order here.
Note: The Boomerang is one part of the High School Writers Bundle.
All products are digital and downloadable. All sales are FINAL. No refunds.