"Elle the Humanist captures the heart of humanism in language so clear and appealing that other kids will easily recognize the humanist in themselves."

-Dale McGowan, author of Parenting Beyond Belief

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Elle the Humanist captures the heart of humanism in language so clear and appealing that other kids will easily recognize the humanist in themselves.

Dale McGowan, author of Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers

For young readers, Elle the Humanist is a delightful introduction to humanist values celebrating the virtue of kindness. 

Robyn E. Blumner, President and CEO, Center for Inquiry, Executive Director, Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

Elle’s clear, accessible introduction to humanism is perfect for budding freethinkers or any young person who wants to understand how to live well beyond the confines of religious dogma.

Phil Zuckerman, Ph.D., author of What It Means to be Moral, Living the Secular Life, and Society without God

The philosophy of life presented here is positive, affirming, and pluralistic—exactly the sort of book every child should have on their nightstand.

Nick Fish, President of American Atheists

This is a perfect primer for kids of all ages, helping young humanists navigate the inevitable questions from religious friends.

Hemant Mehta, editor of Friendly Atheist, co-host of “Friendly Atheist Podcast,” author of The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide

This clearly written, concise story offers children being raised without theism a way to share with their friends (of any or no religion) the idea that ethical values of all traditions are ultimately about how people treat one another—a great equalizing message.

Paul Golin, Executive Director at the Society for Humanistic Judaism

This book is a refreshing view of the basics of ethical thinking through the beauty and simplicity of secular humanism. 

David Tamayo, Founder and President, Hispanic American Freethinkers

Elle the Humanist is probably my favorite humanist book of the year. Because in times like these, what could be better than children (and their loving families) teaching other children to be kind, to be ethical — to be human, together?

Greg M. Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT and author of Good Without God

Elle has a message that all kids can use in their daily lives: Treat others how they would like to be treated.

Kim Newton, Executive Director of Camp Quest
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Elle the Humanist is a wonderful addition to a growing number of children's books on humanism.

Kristin Wintermute, Director of Education at American Humanist Association

 How should we treat one another? What constitutes good behavior? How should we teach children to be moral? These are questions all of us care about, and in all my reading on the subject, Elle the Humanist is the single best short answer, not only for raising moral children but for reminding adults how to be good. Apply the Platinum Rule and give this book to everyone you know, young and old.

Michael Shermer, Publisher Skeptic magazine, Presidential Fellow Chapman University, author The Moral Arc

As Elle so perceptively shows us, the true source of ethical values is our connection and interdependence as human beings.  

Angie Johnson, President, Oasis National Network of Secular Communities, Executive Director, Salt Lake Oasis

Elle shares an important message for everyone, especially children, on the importance of what makes each of us different and treating each other how we want to be treated.  

Kevin Bolling, Executive Director of Secular Student Alliance

It is wonderful to see children that are being reared to think carefully about their one and only life. This little book about common sense humanism should be available to every questioning youngster.

Margaret Downey, Founder and President at the Freethought Society

The real beauty of this book is how it celebrates the diversity of belief (and nonbelief) among all humans, drawing the best from each worldview, and never taunting nor praising any one position over the other.

J.R. Becker, author of the Annabelle & Aiden children's book series

This is a book of good thinking about important things.

Daniel Dennett, University Professor of Philosophy Tufts University, author of Breaking the Spell

This book will be a great help to families with young children who want to share what humanism is but aren't sure they have the right words!

Rev. Amanda Poppei, Senior Leader and Clergy Member at the Washington Ethical Society, President of Unitarian Universalist Humanists