Famous Homeschoolers
A collection of success stories compiled by Ann Zeise.

Viral Learning: Reflections on the Homeschooling Life by Mary Griffith (2007)
This book is a personal reflection on how Griffith came to homeschooling, how it affected her and her view of the world, and how those changes in her – and us – may spark changes around us.

The Call to Brilliance: A True Story to Inspire Parents and Educators by Resa Steindel Brown (2007)
With insightful commentary, Brown recalls her own trials as a student and teacher in our industrial, one-size-fits-all educational system. Then she encounters the needs of her young sons. Unable to read until ages nine and ten, they entered college at eleven and twelve, became systems administrators, chief technology officers, trained with the Berlin Opera and Hamburg Ballet, created digital images used in the film “Lord of the Rings,” presented software solutions to TRW, Pac Bell, Industrial Light & Magic, NSA, Sony, and more, all before the ages of eighteen.

Homeschooling Odyssey by Matthew James (updated 2006)
Hour-a-day homeschooling has sent their six children to Stanford and beyond. While academic achievements are gratifying, they represent a drop in the bucket of benefits in store for families who choose to homeschool.

After Homeschool: Fifteen Homeschoolers Out in the Real World by Tamra Orr (2003)
This personal look at the lives of 15 homeschoolers between the ages of 17 and 22 examines life after homeschool and offers insights into the effects of homeschooling as these students reenter the mainstream. Featured are interviews with young adults of varying backgrounds, along with their parents, who explain why they chose the homeschooling path, what homeschooling philosophy they followed, and what the future may hold.

I LearnBetter by Teaching Myself and Still Teaching Ourselves: And, Still Teaching Ourselves by Agnes Leistico (1997)
This new edition combines two books under one cover. A homeschooling mother of three describes how she leaed to trust her children and herself to learn in new ways. Answers the question, “How much structure should there be in a homeschool?”

Homeschooling for Excellence by David & Micki Colfax (1988)
A step-by-step manual for people who want to educate their children at home. The Colfaxes are two former educators who taught their three sons at home and saw them accepted at Harvard.