Author(s): Michael Rosen
What does it mean to be a humanist? Is humanism a new idea? How do people live their lives without religious beliefs?
The first of its kind aimed at the new curriculum for upper primary and lower secondary school children, this book will examine how humanists respond to fundamental questions about morals and ethics, the origins of life, religion and the state. It will look at how humanists mark the milestones of birth, marriage and death. How do people without belief in God live moral and fulfilled lives, with respect for humankind and the universe?
A thought-provoking approach will encourage readers to think about the big questions for themselves. The book will include contributions from a number of prominent humanists, such as Stephen Fry, Camila Batmanghelidjh, Philip Pullman, Jim Al-Khalili, Natalie Haynes and Shappi Khorsandi, who will explain their own philosophy and tell us what is important to them.
PUBLICATION JUNE 2016
An important, accessible and useful book (in and outside of the classroom) that could fill a gap in current culture for children Booktrust
Michael Rosen (Author) Michael Rosen started writing as a teenager, when his mother needed some poems for radio programmes she was making. After writing a play at university which was staged by the Royal Court Theatre in London, his first book of poems was published in 1974. Today, Michael is one of Britain's leading children's poet's. MICHAEL ROSEN'S BOOK OF NONSENSE was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. Annemarie Young (Author) Annemarie Young is a writer of fiction and non-fiction for children, and an editorial consultant for children's books and primary education. She was a publisher for many years and has worked with hundreds of children's authors and illustrators. She has lived and travelled all over the world, from Australia to Southeast Asia, Egypt and Europe, and she now lives in Cambridge.