Our favorite unschooling books

A Listmania! list by Laurie Chancey (Baton Rouge, LA, USA)
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The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School
1.  The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School by Valerie Fitzenreiter
The list author says:
  "I am The Unprocessed Child.  This is the book Mom wrote about how she unschooled and attachment parented me all the way from birth to college.  A MUST read!  :)"
$12.10   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

After Homeschool: Fifteen Homeschoolers Out in the Real World (Parent's Guide series)
2.  After Homeschool: Fifteen Homeschoolers Out in the Real World (Parent's Guide series) by Tamra B. Orr
The list author says:
  "Chapter 4 is about me!"
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Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood
3.  Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood by Alexander Sutherland Neill
The list author says:
  "The first book Mom read while she was pregnant with me."
$14.32   Used & New from: $1.32
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Growing Without Schooling: A Record of a Grassroots Movement, Vol. 1: August 1977 - December 1979
4.  Growing Without Schooling: A Record of a Grassroots Movement, Vol. 1: August 1977 - December 1979 by John Holt
The list author says:
  "We subscribed to this magazine while I was growing up and it was a great help to us."
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How Children Learn (Classics in Child Development)
5.  How Children Learn (Classics in Child Development) by John Caldwell Holt
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  "John Holt was one of Mom's biggest influences."
$11.39   Used & New from: $0.89
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

How Children Fail (Classics in Child Development)
6.  How Children Fail (Classics in Child Development) by John Caldwell Holt
$14.52   Used & New from: $1.07
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

Learning All The Time
7.  Learning All The Time by John Caldwell Holt
$12.38   Used & New from: $2.93
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Escape from Childhood: The Needs and Rights of Children
8.  Escape from Childhood: The Needs and Rights of Children by John Caldwell Holt
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling
9.  Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling by John Caldwell Holt
$16.13   Used & New from: $2.65
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

The Unschooling Handbook : How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
10.  The Unschooling Handbook : How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom by Mary Griffith
The list author says:
  "Very good book!  Mom says she wishes it had been out when I was a kid."
$15.26   Used & New from: $2.23
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
11.  The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education by Grace Llewellyn
The list author says:
  "I read this book recently and wish I had discovered it when I was a teen.  It's so inspirational!"
$18.00   Used & New from: $8.26
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
12.  Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
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Magical Child (Plume)
13.  Magical Child (Plume) by Joseph Chilton Pearce
$13.04   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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