The Homeschool Liberation League
By Lucy Frank
(Dial, Hardcover, 9780803732308, 288pp.)
Publication Date: July 9, 2009
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After a summer at Wilderness Camp, thirteen year-old Katya decides that she absolutely cannot go back to school. At school she can’t eradicate invasive alien plants, go on foraged-food-finding missions, or just be herself. Her parents, despite being “school kind of people,” are willing to give it a try, but Katya has to stick to their (just-like-school!) assignments. This isn’t what she had in mind.
So with the help of a mysterious violin-playing boy, Milo, and new friend Francesca, Katya comes up with a plan to save her homeschooling experience. The three become the founding members of the Homeschool Liberation League––but will it be enough to convince Katya’s parents that her ideas about learning might be just right for her?
Lucy Frank is the author of seven novels, both middle grade and young adult. The first, I Am An Artichoke was a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Booklist said of Will You Be My Brussels Sprout, its follow-up: "This quirky coming-of-age story will confirm Frank's place as a fresh new YA talent." Her books have been praised as "funny, brainy and sweet", "wise and terrifically well-observed." She splits her time between New York City and upstate New York, where she and her husband have raised one son, three cats, four ducks, and countless flowers and vegetables.