Julie Knutson Author - Social Studies Humanities Kids Writer

JULIE KNUTSON is an author and educator with a wide-ranging background in history and the social sciences. She holds an undergraduate 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. Julie’s passion for global citizenship, world history, and human rights stems from these formative academic experiences and from her time as a classroom teacher.

Julie is an active member of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), having served as the Chair of its Middle School Teacher of the Year Award in 2018. She also maintains membership in Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Nature's Makers

Series for Cherry Lake Publishing, covering local producers making everything from soap and grains to honey and ice cream


Global Citizenship

Upcoming title with Nomad Press, exploring the past, present and future of global citizenship (Cover art for display only)


Princes & Paupers

Contributions to a museum exhibit and Yale University Press catalog on 17th-century French printmaker Jacques Callot