Elle Harris – “Out of God’s Closet” Award

FFRF awarded its debut “Out of God’s Closet” $5,000 student scholarship, given by Diane Uhl in memory of her late husband Stephen Uhl, to 11-year-old Elle Harris, author of two books, including Elle the Humanist. As a third-grader, Elle became aware that most of her classmates were religious and “had a hard time imagining someone who didn’t go to church or pray.”

Her conversations with classmates resulted in a book to clearly and warmly introduce humanism to young readers. Elle is the sister of Bailey Harris, who won a previous student scholarship award for her series of “Stardust” books.


Freedom From Religion Foundation