This philosophical novel is a starting point for moral inquiry. Accompanied by a Teacher Resource Book, Sophia's Question is designed to help the teacher or parent develop inquiring young readers and shows them how to use questioning, justification, conceptual exploration and reasoning to explore issues and ideas.
Sophia's Question is a story of self-discovery. Sophia is given an old bracelet and is told to ask her grandmother about its three mysterious charms. So begins a journey in which Sophia attempts to discover what turns out to be a family secret, a secret upon which her very existence depends. Driven by a strong desire for self-determination, Sophia is searching for identity.
Dr Philip Cam is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. He has written books on philosophy for teachers and children, many of which have been translated.
He has conducted workshops all over the world, written the NSW Ethics pilot for state schools and co-authored the founding documents on Ethical Behaviour for the National Curriculum.