Book Reviews

The Freechild Project reviews books for youth activists, adult allies, on community involvement, about young people, promoting social change, changing education, supporting youth rights, and more. We welcome unsolicited submissions, but can’t guarantee a review. For more information, contact us.   Reviews A Review of Childhood by Chris Jenks A Review of Eliminating Corporal Punishment: The […]

A Review of How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office

In the sea of books out about the today’s political situation, few if any ask anything substantial of their readers and many leave a person feeling more cynical and helpless than before they started reading. At first glance, I threw How to Get stupid White Men Out of Office: The Anti-Politics, Un-Boring Guide to Power […]

A Review of The Abandoned Generation: Democracy Beyond the Culture of Fear

The most important contribution to our collective work for social change by and with young people in recent years is not being talked about. Perhaps because it is the most dangerous. Truth is told, lies exposed, agendas revealed, and purpose questioned. The Abandoned Generation: Democracy Beyond the Culture of Fear was written by cultural theorist […]

A Review of Letters to a Young Activist

I set out to read Letters to a Young Activist with an open mind, even though the title made me cringe – I thought I might be in for a long lecture. As a young person, I welcome new knowledge and wisdom, but, I don’t need another lecture on what and how I should or more likely […]

A Review of Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution

One of the most important components of both education and activism is contextualization. As Paulo Freire argued, learning must be rooted in the context in which education takes place. For a sixth-grader in the US, that would be their local community; for a elderly person, that might be their family. For Derrick Jensen, that place […]