Solomon Schmidt

History Bites Series - six books

Nashville, TN

Solomon Schmidt is a 16-year-old homeschool graduate and author of the History Bites series, which includes six books: U.S. History Bites, U.S. Presidential History Bites, J.R.R. Tolkien History Bites, In/Famous People History Bites Volume 1 and Volume 2, and his newest book, C.S. Lewis History Bites. Solomon hopes to inspire readers of all ages to learn about the rich and providential history of the United States, the history of the U.S. presidents, the life and works of two of the 20th century’s most beloved authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, and also about the lives and influence of 100 of the most famous and infamous people from world history.

Check out his website: for reviews, blog posts, TV and podcast interviews, along with a link for Solomon’s History Bites YouTube channel where he has over 90 videos uploaded! You can enjoy Solomon teaching history in bite-sized chunks, and the best part is that many of the videos coordinate with several of his books. Perfect for enhancing comprehension!

A Few Fun Reviews for Solomon:

"Leave it to a 12 year old to create my kids’ favorite history book this year! A launching pad for the important stuff. Short and sweet. Easy to use and leaves my kids wanting more history! A homeschool dad's godsend for a topic kids typically find boring. Well done, Solomon!"

Kirk Cameron
Television and Film Actor, Producer, Homeschooling Father of Six

“I love this little book! Simple yet fun, easy yet informative, better than ‘A Dummies Guide’ and full of important facts presented in an easy-to-remember way. Solomon has mixed a bit of common sense with a bit of design genius to catch and keep my attention. Now, If only all high school students could learn these basic facts of U.S. History!”

Andrew Pudewa
Director-Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

“I am frequently asked how to teach history to young children. I suggest that parents tell stories and give them history in short bites. Solomon Schmidt has done just that with his first book, U.S. History Bites. It is lavishly illustrated with appropriate images and a text that in a few trenchant sentences gets to the essence of the topic and then finishes with a vocabulary and review page, a perfect little book for the youngest person to whom you want to start teaching history.”

“Noah Webster said ‘every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. . . As soon as he opens his lips he should rehearse the history of his own country—he should lisp the praises of liberty and those illustrious heroes and statesmen who have wrought a revolution in his favor.’ I recommend Solomon’s bit of wisdom to get you started.”

Bill Potter
Historian, Landmark Events

 Solomon Schmidt

Workshops from Solomon Schmidt ( may vary by event location )

Ten Fascinating People From World History

Join 16 year old published author and homeschool graduate, Solomon Schmidt, as he shares stories about the lives of ten fascinating people from world history. You will be inspired and intrigued as you learn about some of history's most famous philosophers, religious figures, scientists, world leaders, and explorers.

American History: An Overview of Thirty Major Topics That Every American Should Know

Join 16 year old published author and homeschool graduate, Solomon Schmidt, as he teaches an overview of American history, covering thirty major topics from Christopher Columbus to modern day.

"Tollers" and "Jack": The Extraordinary Friendship of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis had one of the most unlikely and extraordinary friendships of all time. A soft spoken Catholic and a boisterous Protestant bonded and influenced one another in amazing ways to create some of the world's best-known books. Join 16 year old published author and homeschool graduate, Solomon Schmidt, as he excitedly unpacks the providential story of how these two literary giants forged a friendship that would change the course of modern literature forever.

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man and His Hobbits

Join 16 year old published author and homeschool graduate, Solomon Schmidt, as he explores the life and works of one of the 20th century's most beloved authors, J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings). Come discover the fascinating life story of this literary giant and learn about the experiences and influences that shaped his personally and his creation of Middle-earth.