Kavli Conversations on Science CommunicationThe Toughest Audience: Writing Science-Themed Books for Young People

March 24, 2021

2:30 AM EDT

A conversation with Melissa Stewart, Loree Griffin Burns and Lita Judge

Sponsored by the Kavli Foundation and the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at NYU

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Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 science-themed nonfiction books for children. She studied journalism at NYU SHERP.

Loree Griffin Burns studied biology, biochemistry and creative writing and now writes books for kids and essays for adults. Her most recent books are about insects at night and the birth of a volcano island in Iceland.

Lita Judge has written and illustrated 24 books. One of them was recently adapted into an off-Broadway musical. Her new book is about tree communication.

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