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Every Child is a Philosopher!

Babayan and the Magic Star and the Guide for Teachers and Families provides teachers and families with a resource to use storytelling to ignite children’s artistic and moral imaginations.


Adopting the Socratic model of Michael Sandel’s course “Justice,” the Guide pioneers ways for children to engage in ethical reasoning and civic dialogue.


KIKU ADATTO is an award-winning teacher at Harvard University and a noted author, scholar, and commentator on art, popular culture, and civic life. Babayan and the Magic Star grew out of the bedtime stories she told her two sons when they were young. She is married to Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel.

MICHAEL SANDEL is an internationally acclaimed scholar and teacher whose books Justice and What Money Can’t Buy have been translated into more than thirty languages. His course “Justice” is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television and has been viewed by tens of millions of people.

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