Alom Shaha is a Physics teacher at The Camden School for Girls in London. His first book, The Young Atheist’s Handbook, was published in 2012 by Biteback in the UK and Scribe in Australia. The book is about how he grew up in a turbulent Muslim family on a south London housing estate and found that stories and science led him to atheism. It was so well-loved by Humanists in the UK that they raised enough money to send a copy of it to every secondary school library in the country.
His latest book, Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder, published in March 2018 and aims to convince parents of young children that, regardless of how little science they may know, they can and should be their child’s first science teacher.
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