Grace Llewellyn

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Grace Llewellyn
Born (1964-03-18) March 18, 1964 (age 58)
Boise, Idaho
OccupationAuthor, publisher
SubjectHomeschooling, Education, Youth studies, Unschooling, Youth Empowerment

Grace Llewellyn (born March 18, 1964) is an American educator, author, and publisher in the fields of youth liberation, unschooling and homeschooling. She is the founder of Lowry House Publishers, founder and director of Not Back To School Camp and The Hive: Self-Directed Learning for Teens.[1]


Llewellyn was born on 18 March 1964 in Boise, Idaho, United States.[2] She completed her B.A. from Carleton College in 1986.[2]

After teaching for three years, Llewellyn came across the work of John Holt, which led her to reconsider her approach to education.[citation needed]

In 1991, at age 26, she wrote The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education.[1]

Llewellyn published the Teenage Liberation Handbook through her publishing company, Lowry House Publishers.[2]


  • The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education (ISBN 0-9629591-7-0)
  • Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School (ISBN 9780471349600) (with co-author Amy Silver) 2001
  • Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go to School Tell Their Own Stories (ISBN 9780962959127) 1993, 2005
  • Freedom Challenge: African American Homeschoolers (ISBN 9780962959110) 1996


  1. ^ a b Schaeffer, Brett (March 1, 2004). "Grace Under Pressure". Education Week Teacher.
  2. ^ a b c "Llewellyn, Grace 1964–". Retrieved August 10, 2022.

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