Teenage Liberation Handbook

Teenage Liberation Handbook

by Grace Llewellyn

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How to quit school and get a real life and education!
Your life, time, and brain should belong to you, not an institution. This handbook is for everyone who has ever gone to school, but it is especially a book for teenagers and people with teenagers in their lives. You'll read: Good reasons to think about quitting school, how to reclaim your natural ability to learn and teach yourself, how to get your parents' support, keep your friends, and stay out of legal trouble, how to design a personalized education you can get excited about, how to go to college without going to high school, how to find volunteer positions, apprenticeships, and other work opportunities, and how other unschooled teenagers live and learn.



avatar sarahreneefox 3/19/2013

Hi, can someone who has read the book tell me a bit about the ways in which this author writes about the intersections of race, gender, and class in relation to dropping out of school? Does the book recognize the ways in which your race or class especially might affect your ability to drop out and still be able to support yourself economically or find other opportunities? Does it take into consideration the ways that some school systems actually push students of color to drop out, nudging them along the school to prison pipeline?
I am interested in the book, but I want to know who the audience of the book is! Thanks!

Annie 4/25/2007

I am so excited you are carrying this book! This is the most life-altering book I have ever read. I re-read it frequently for inspiration,pretty much a bible for me.This book convinced my family to release me from school in 7th grade.

adrienne 8/13/2005

At first my parents threw the book back at me and screamed, but when I made a split decision to run away they called looking for me the next day with more open minds. It looks now like I may actually get "liberated," at least from high school. It's scary to think about sometimes, but I know it will be all for the better. This book is HIGHLY recommended! It's very well researched, informative, and useful.

jackie wang 11/12/2004

Highly recommended, although my parents weren't very receptive of the idea of "unschooling". I tried to get my mom to read it, but she refused and even wanted to burn the book. Maybe you'll have better luck.

This books explores the deterring effects of conventional education and suggests a healthy alternative. If you feel confined by the public school system, get this book. I think anyone can genuinely relate. Everyone should read The Teenage Liberation Handbook...especially teachers, parents and students.