Julie Knutson is the author of a series of children's books on agricultural microproducers and has a degree in cultural studies from NYU, a Master’s degree in political sociology from The London School of Economics, and additional post-graduate degrees in education and art history from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Julie is a member of the National Council for the Social Studies and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Who gets to do science? During a time when most people would answer, “Men,” Marie Curie followed her passion for science and earned two Nobel Prizes! In The Science and Technology of Marie Curie, readers ages 9 through 12 explore Curie’s groundbreaking scientific research in physics and chemistry and discover how this research forced people to rethink the very structure of their surrounding world . . . and the role of women within it. Her...View
World War I sustained these staggering casualties: 9 million dead soldiers, 12 million or more civilian lives lost, millions more wounded. But those numbers only hint at the devastation, both political and personal, that lies at the heart of the Great War. World War I: The Great War to End All Wars brings to light the key details of this critical juncture in history, which marks the transition to a modern era in which mass destruction...View
The right to grow and thrive in a safe environment. The right to a name and an identity. The right to the free expression of ideas. The right to an education. These are just a few of the basic human rights guaranteed to children all over the world. Global citizens work for and defend these rights not just for themselves, but for everyone on the planet. What can kids do to protect and promote rights...View