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Books Help Homeschool Your Teens

Cool Colleges
For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different
by Asher, Donald
Finding an unconventional college that reflects your unique sense of style and adventure-that’s impossible. Or is it? This unprecedented guide to the “coolest” colleges profiles forty of the most innovative and unusual schools in the country.

Creating Portfolios
For Success in School, Work, and Life
by Martin Kimeldorf
An alternative to report cards is the portfolio. Here’s how to figure out what to keep and how to showcase it.

by Robin L. Graham (Author), Derek L. T. Gill (Contributor)
16 year old sails around world alone for five years and then recruited by Stanford. Ultimate true unschooling adventure story.

Home Learning Year by Year
How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
by Rebecca Rupp
A structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school.

Homeschoolers’ College Admissions Handbook
Preparing Your 12- to 18-Year-Old for a Smooth Transition
by Cafi Cohen
It more than adequately addresses the doubts homeschooling families have about college admission. The “How we (they) did it” excerpts are inspiring. There are real examples of good admission essays. Transcripts are covered.

The Homeschooler’s Guide to Portfolios and Transcripts
by Loretta Heuer
Provides critical advice, examples, and resources for designing the most powerful and persuasive admissions presentations.

Homeschooling for Excellence
by David & Micki Colfax
Classic book about that inspired me to homeschool. Story of the Goat Boy who went to Harvard.

Homeschooling Teens
by Sue Patterson
75 Young People Speak About Their Lives Without School. These 75 young people are going to show you exactly what their lives looked like as homeschooled teenagers. Their lives were (and are!) full, rich, and happy.

Homeschooling : The Teen Years
by Cafi Cohen
This book reveals the adventure and rewards as well as the special challenges of working with this age group.

Identity and the Life Cycle
by Erik Hamburger Erikson
Classic study on how personal identity if formed and how the crux is formed in the teenaged years. My review on this site.

Outstanding Books for the College Bound: Titles and Programs for a New Generation (A YALSA Publication)
by Angela Carstensen
Listing over 400 books deemed outstanding for the college bound by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Real Lives
Eleven Teenagers Who Don’t Go to School
by Grace Llewellyn (Editor)
Accounts from teens who got a real life and education.

A Sense of Self
Listening to Homeschooled Adolescent Girls
by Susannah Sheffer
Homeschooled girls are not Ophelias waiting to be revived!

The Teenage Liberation Handbook:
How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
by Grace Llewellyn
This book tells teens how to take control of their lives and get a “real life.” Young people can reclaim their natural ability to teach themselves and design a personalized education program.

The Unschooling Handbook
How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom
by Mary Griffith
I really like this author! Mary is so inspirational and full of ideas on how to help your children have a real life.

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