Making hard science easy for kids with Sara Levine

On the Why We Write podcast, children's author and alumna Sara Levine ’06 talks about her lifelong love of science and the humanities.

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Sara Levine is a writer, educator and a veterinarian. Her books for children include Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons; Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs; Tusks and Chompers; Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones — which make comparative anatomy accessible to kids (and adults). Her latest book is Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate with Animals.

Sara also writes science-related essays for adults, one of which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2007. Her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Massachusetts Review, Bayou, and in the anthology And Baby Makes More.

Sara holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Tufts University, an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Lesley University and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Haverford College. 

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