Grace Llewellyn is an American educator, author and publisher who was born in 1964 at Boise, Idaho. She is the founder of Lowry House Publishers and founder/director of Not Back To School Camp. She is widely known for her work in the fields of youth liberation, unschooling and homeschooling.
She started a summer camp called Not Back to School Camp, or NBTSC in 1996 which attracted teens all over US, Canada and other countries. NBTSC offers campers the opportunity to interact and connect with unschooling peers and an eclectic staff.
She has published a number of books. Her best known book ‘The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education’ is aimed at presenting other viable options to the United States’ compulsory school system.
She currently lives in Eugene, Oregon with her son Yared, where she continues to direct Not Back to School Camp (NBTSC).
Other books include
• Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School (ISBN 978-0471349600) (with co-author Amy Silver) 2001
• Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don’t Go to School Tell Their Own Stories (ISBN 978-0962959127) 1993, 2005
• Freedom Challenge: African American Homeschoolers (ISBN 978-0962959110) 1996