Everything you need to understand or teach Schooled by Gordon Korman.
When 13-year-old Capricorn Anderson's grandmother breaks her hip, he has to move out of the hippie commune they live in and into the real world. Initially, he struggles. The children make fun of him and he is generally clueless about life beyond the commune. Slowly however, his affable personality wins people over. By the end of the book he is his school's most popular kid.
Cap Anderson has been arrested by the police for driving without a license. To their surprise Cap has no idea what they have talking about. He tells them he was driving his grandmother to the hospital after she broke her hip falling out of a tree. He lives and is schooled by her on a commune called Garland and neither understands the concept of a license nor knows the emergency number 9-1-1. Eventually, the police let him go to see his grandmother Rain in... View more of the Schooled Summary