by John & Jana - £13.99 Manic D Press (2012)
hardback ISBN 13: 9781933149257 | ISBN 10: 1933149256
Simply celebrating childhood: the joy, the wonder of discovery, the spontaneity, and strong emotions. . . . Wild Child is free to do as she pleases. A Rule Is To Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy follows Wild Child as she learns about just being herself and how that translates into kid autonomy. It presents the ideas of challenging societal expectations and expressing yourself freely in kid-terms that are both funny and thought provoking—it even functions as a guidebook for adults to understand what it is to be a critically thinking, creative individual.
"A Rule Is To Break says: Go ahead and throw your best self a party! So glad it exists"
(Kristin Hersh, Throwing Muses)
"A children's book on anarchy seems somehow just right: an instinctive, intuitive sense of fairness, community, and interdependence sits naturally enough with a desire for participatory democracy, self-determination, and peace and global justice"
(Bill Ayers, author of Fugitive Days)
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