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).

Featured Work

Parallel Lives series

This forthcoming series examines overlaps and intersections in the lives of 16 individuals who used their voices to change the world.



Global Citizenship

Published by Nomad Press, Global Citizenship explores the past, present and future of global citizenship.


Nature's Makers series

Series for Cherry Lake Publishing that looks at local producers making everything from soap and grains to honey and ice cream