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2019-2020 Arrow & Boomerang Book Reveal: May 31

2019-20 Arrow Boomerang Book Reveal

It’s that time of year when our families get a little nutty enthusiastic. They’re excited for good reason! 

Each year at the end of May, I announce the new book titles for the coming academic year for our Arrow and Boomerang programs. These programs are designed to teach your kids the mechanics of writing through living literature!

The big reveal is exciting because these are:

  • Books your family will read aloud together and treasure all year. 
  • Books that naturally teach writing mechanics and introduce literary elements

Here at Brave Writer, we take the selection of these 20 book titles Very Seriously! All year, we read, discuss, and delight in the year’s latest fiction as well as relishing the classics.

We aim for diversity of authorship and protagonists.

We incorporate a variety of genres: fantasy to the classics.

We carefully orchestrate the sequence of the books.

  • We balance book length against the holiday demands of a given month.
  • We alternate moving, poignant books with silly, lighthearted books.
  • We launch the year with a sure-fire winner and end with a warmhearted one.

By the time we’ve settled on a book list, we’re chomping at the bit to share it with you!

This year’s Arrow list is all brand new, and the Boomerang list features only two re-boots. You can expect a lively, inspired reading journey!

Come to the live reveal! It’s always a blast!

Be sure to have your kids tune in too—they love it!

Some families get together and throw a community party for the big book reveal. 

We’ve got new surprises in store for this year’s books and subscriptions to the Arrow and Boomerang too, which we’ll share on book reveal day.

So are you IN? I hope so!

This year we are hosting the webinar on Zoom (our live webinar platform). You don’t need to register to participate. Just click the link below on May 31. We’ll send it out again that morning.

Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 11:30 am EST
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/111145777

We’ll also simulcast on Facebook Live.

See you soon!

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Boomerang Book Club: May 2019

Boomerang Book Club

Don’t tell your teens: the Boomerang book club experience at Brave Writer isn’t just about having fun reading and chatting with new friends online. The deep reading experience we offer includes benefits your high schoolers don’t even know they’re getting!

Plus a FREE digital copy of our language arts guide based on the book selection for the month is provided.


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Brave Writer receives compensation at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]


May’s selection for the Boomerang Book Club (ages 13-18) is The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

A series of poetic vignettes about the life of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl living in Chicago. The oldest child of a family that moves from one apartment to the next, Esperanza finds her voice as she navigates a world filled with joy and heartbreak. Available as an audiobook read by the author.

Purchase the novel.

REGISTER HERE


Caveat: Please remember that you’re the parent. If you have doubts about the content of a particular book, please check the reviews of the novel or read it for yourself first. Pouch and Boomerang books in particular may include sexuality, graphic language, and mature themes.

Also starting in May are our Arrow and Pouch Book Clubs.

Lighten Up Spring with Enchanting Reads!

Arrow and Boomerang Spring Sale

Enchanting Arrows and Boomerangs ON SALE!

Spring is here! The kids are outside catching tadpoles and making mud pies; you’ve thrown the windows open, and you’re ready for the light, airy season of spring.

It feels good to let the kids go—to embrace the freedom that comes when the cold lifts and the flowers bloom. Sigh…. Yes!

Yet the pressure mounts: the end of the year is in sight and you want to be sure you covered enough writing to leave you relaxed and satisfied in June.

How do you engage your children in learning spelling and grammar when everyone is ready to lighten the academic load? How do you discuss writer’s craft when your kids only want to craft mud pies?

The answer: connection over light, enchanting reads!

We’ve curated a selection of books to pair with our Arrow and Boomerang literature guides that teach mechanics (spelling, grammar, punctuation, and writing craft).

These are the perfect titles to read under a shady backyard tree. Practice copywork on clipboards while sprawled on a picnic blanket. Don’t forget the lemonade!

ON SALE until April 30th!

Presenting: Arrows (3rd – 6th grades):

If your mud pie-making babes have grown into mouse-clicking teens, try enticing them to the page with brownies and a Boomerang title!

Presenting: Boomerangs (7th -10th grades):


Living Literature + Writing Mechanics

The Arrow and The Boomerang are our language arts tools (digital guides) that teach

  • grammar,
  • spelling,
  • punctuation,
  • and literary elements

through novels you read aloud! (A la Charlotte Mason)

You’ll have a ready-made month-long language arts program that includes passages for copywork and dictation, as well as detailed notes to help you explain a comma or alliteration!

$7.00 per guide is a STEAL! Snap them up before time runs out.

Don’t forget to grab your guides from the shop!

Have an Enchanting Spring!

Boomerang Book Club: April 2019

Boomerang Book Club April 2019

Did you know that Brave Writer’s Boomerang Book Club discussions are drawn from rich works of fiction that easily fulfill the English credit requirement for literature for a year of high school?

We provide a virtual coffee house—where students gather to freely discuss the novels they read at home. Plus a FREE digital copy of our language arts guide based on the book selection for the month is provided.


[This post contains Amazon affiliate links. When you click on those links to make purchases,
Brave Writer receives compensation at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]


April’s selection for the Boomerang Book Club (ages 13-18) is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

A modern classic, Fahrenheit 451 explores a futuristic world where television rules and books burn. Guy Montag is a fireman who starts fires—his job, to burn books and the buildings in which they are found. Through a series of events, Montag becomes disillusioned with the anti-intellectual society in which he lives and begins to question all he knows to be true.

Purchase the novel.

Homeschool students especially need the chance to talk about what they read—yet the busy mother-of-many doesn’t always have time to read those lengthy dense books, let alone discuss them in depth! And that’s where we come in. Teenagers are invited to join our virtual book discussion club, conducted entirely online in the Brave Writer classroom.

REGISTER HERE

Caveat: Please remember that you’re the parent. If you have doubts about the content of a particular book, please check the reviews of the novel or read it for yourself first. Pouch and Boomerang books in particular may include sexuality, graphic language, and mature themes.


Also starting in April are our Arrow and Pouch Book Clubs.

Boomerang Book Club: March 2019

Brave Writer Boomerang Book Club

Brave Writer’s Boomerang Book Club is the place to be in March!

Johannah Bogart, Julie’s 28 year old homeschooled daughter, will guide students in provocative discussion of the Boomerang books. These discussions are intended to teach your kids literary analysis without the burden of essay writing. All the Big Juicy Conversations about the books will lead to that special brain development—rhetorical insight—that leads to effective essay writing later.

Plus a FREE digital copy of our language arts guide based on the book selection for the month is provided.


[This post contains Amazon affiliate links. When you click on those links to make purchases,
Brave Writer receives compensation at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]


March’s selection for the Boomerang Book Club (ages 13-18) is Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk.

In Wolf Hollow, a heartwarming and heartbreaking coming of age story, Annabelle finds the courage to stand up to the new girl in town and learns you cannot help everyone, no matter how much you care. Set in rural Pennsylvania during WWII, this is a tale of resilience, strength, and compassion in the face of injustice. Available as an audiobook read by Emily Rankin.

Purchase the novel.

Homeschool students especially need the chance to talk about what they read—yet the busy mother-of-many doesn’t always have time to read those lengthy dense books, let alone discuss them in depth! And that’s where we come in. Teenagers are invited to join our virtual book discussion club, conducted entirely online in the Brave Writer classroom.

REGISTER HERE

Caveat: Please remember that you’re the parent. If you have doubts about the content of a particular book, please check the reviews of the novel or read it for yourself first. Pouch and Boomerang books in particular may include sexuality, graphic language, and mature themes.


Also starting in March are our Arrow and Pouch Book Clubs.