Updated 2020-10-27

Unschooling and How I Became Liberated

This article is a brief, personal narrative of how the author found his way to unschooling through The Teenage Liberation Handbook.
Michael Jodah author
Jodah, M. (2017). Unschooling and how I became liberated: The teenage liberation handbook, quitting school and getting a real life and education. Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning, 11(21), 1-7. Retrieved from https://jual.nipissingu.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/05/v11211.pdf


Over two decades ago, Grace Llewellyn, a school teacher from Colorado, published The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get A Real Life and Education. Michael Jodah reflects on his earlier life as a teenager struggling with many issues, including bullying, social isolation and poverty. Through Llewellyn’s work, and others, he concluded that school was largely contributing to his misery. This is a retrospective and narrative piece on Jodah’s experiences growing up and the book that has helped transform his life and the lives of other unschoolers.

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