Escape From Childhood: The Needs and Rights of Children

Holt's eloquent, insightful, and highly controversial book about how we can gradually let children decide what constitutional rights they wish to exercise in their lives, such as the right to think and learn about topics they are interested in, choosing their own guardians, and vote.

Since this book tends to make people upset or energized (there appears to be no middle ground among its readers), I'm linking to two blog posts that provide excerpts from the book and some reviews to give you a flavor of what you will encounter when you read it from cover to cover.