Support “Elle the Humanist,” A New Illustrated Book By Nine-Year-Old Author, Elle Harris

Support “Elle the Humanist,” A New Illustrated Book By Nine-Year-Old Author, Elle Harris

A warm introduction to humanism and ethics through the eyes of a nine-year-old.


Elle the Humanist is a beautifully illustrated book by nine-year-old Elle Harris, presenting humanist ideas and ethics in a way that’s warm, welcoming, and accessible for young readers. It features a foreword by renowned philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author Daniel Dennett, the Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, and the best-selling author of Breaking the Spell, Freedom Evolves, and Darwin’s Dangerous Idea.

The Kickstarter for Elle the Humanist is live through May 13th — they’re raising funds to publish Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German translations of the book! Please support Elle the Humanist, pledge your support now!

This isn’t Elle’s first time authoring a book. Her first book, Wonderful Earth, was an illustrated tour through some of her favorite things about this planet, concluding with the people she loved. The new book offers an explanation of why humanists believe it is important to be kind to others and work to make the world a better place. Elle explores the Golden Rule, which has been taught in various forms by many different religions for thousands of years, and presents a modern humanist revision. With just a slight change in emphasis, the “Platinum Rule,” as it’s sometimes called, adds a different level of empathy and recognition of diversity. Curious?

Support “Elle The Humanist” on Kickstarter through to May 13th!


Support “Elle The Humanist” on Kickstarter through to May 13th!

* This post is sponsored, the opinions are completely my own.

About The Author


Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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