Congratulations on the publication of OPEN SCIENCE: KNOWLEDGE FOR EVERYONE by Monique Polak, illustrated by Catherine Chan, today from Orca Book Publishers!

Science is for everyone, right?

Unfortunately, that’s not always true. Discovery, research and innovation are often top secret, and big businesses charge high prices for that information. The field of open science is trying to change that. It’s all about sharing knowledge. Teams of scientists around the world are working together to improve and speed up scientific research and share their results so that everyone benefits.

Open Science: Knowledge for Everyone examines the history of scientific research and how ideas and information are shared and why. It also looks at innovations made using open science, such as treatments for diseases and vaccines to protect against viruses like COVID-19, discoveries that were only possible thanks to the sharing of information. Discover how regular people, including kids, can be citizen scientists and what we all can do to share science and make the world a better place.

Monique Polak is the author of more than 26 novels for young readers, as well as two non-fiction titles and a board book. Her books Hate Mail, Room for One More, and the historical novel What World Is Left, were all winners of the Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children’s and YA Literature. Her books have also been nominated for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and the Arthur Ellis Award, and several have been selected as Best Books for Children and Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Monique lives in Montreal, Quebec, where she teaches English and Humanities at Marianopolis College. 

Monique is represented by Amy Tompkins.

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