Brigitte Labbé

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Brigitte Labbé went back to school in September 1998, to study philosophy at La Sorbonne. She has always been passionate about helping children explore their questions about life. So, along with Michel Puech, an associate professor at La Sorbonne, she decided to create a series of books to do just that. They met Dominique Auzel, an editor at Milan, who brought their project to life, along with the illustrator Jacques Azam, who gave this first philosophy series for kids a strong visual identity. And so, “Les Goûters Philo” were born! The first six titles were published in October 2000. Pierre-François Dupont-Beurier, a philosophy professor, then joined the team. By 2020, the series included more than forty-five books. Brigitte Labbé writes every day, except for when she is travelling around France and the world to meet children. Over a good snack, they discuss beauty, ugliness, justice, religion, the possible and the impossible… She also shares her 20-year experience of philosophical debates with kids, with adults such as teachers, librarians or social workers. In 2019, she was named Knight of the Legion of Honor by the French Ministry of Education.

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