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A Conversation With Michelle Obama

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Left to right: Scholastic Vice President Billy DiMichele, Whoopi Goldberg, Dave Grohl, and Stevie Van Zandt talk about the influence of the Beatles at a Scholastic event celebrating the British rock group's influence. Larry Kane shares his thoughts via satellite.

An Amazing Ride With the Beatles

Maxwell Surprenant

December 8th, 2016

Journalist Larry Kane explains how “the greatest band of all time” influenced American music and culture.

The Beatles: Influencing the Past, Present, and Future

Adedayo Perkovich

December 8th, 2016

How the "Fab Four" changed the world

Max wows children's book author and illustrator Mo Willems at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center in Dedham, Massachusetts.

The Art of Creating Children’s Books

Maxwell Surprenant

December 7th, 2016

Children's book author and illustrator Mo Willems knows how to make readers laugh.

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Ryan Stoltz

December 6th, 2016

A Muslim teens represents young women like her in a Minnesota beauty contest.

Max with author and illustrator Brendan Wenzel

Sharing Stories With Children

Maxwell Surprenant

December 5th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks with authors and illustrators at the Tenth Annual Brooklyn Children's Book Fair.

Bridget with anchor Terri Gruca of KVUE News at the Texas Conference for Women in Austin

Women Stand Together in Texas

Bridget Li

November 29th, 2016

Former soccer star Abby Wambach and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney offered words of inspiration at the annual Texas Conference for Women.

A “Beet Gene”?

Adedayo Perkovich

November 22nd, 2016

The First Lady explains how she and President Obama feel about beets.

Helping Kids Stay Healthy

Courtney Pine

November 22nd, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks with Michelle Obama about her role as First Lady.

Planting a Seed

Skylar Yarter

November 22nd, 2016

Why did the First Lady decide to help fight childhood obesity? Our Kid Reporter finds out.

What's Next?

Erik Weibel

November 22nd, 2016

What does the First Lady plan to do when President Obama leaves office?

Leading by Example

Gabriel Ferris

November 22nd, 2016

During their time in the White House, the Obama family has worked hard to make the country a better place.

Dream It, Do It

Manu Onteeru

November 22nd, 2016

Our Kid Reporter learns more about the causes that the First Lady has championed during her time at the White House.

A Busy Family

Stone Shen

November 22nd, 2016

On a recent visit, one Kid Reporter learned that the First Family's home is a very active place.

Great Leaders

Maxwell Surprenant

November 22nd, 2016

Which historical figures does First Lady Michelle Obama admire the most? Our Kid Reporter finds out.

The stars of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, wrote the screenplay.

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Wizards and Beasts Come to New York

Wizards and Beasts Come to New York

Adedayo Perkovich

November 21st, 2016

A new movie offers Harry Potter fans a magical treat.

Erik with middle-grade authors Amy Ignatow and Isaiah Campbell

Writing for Kids

Erik Weibel

November 16th, 2016

Four authors talk about the joys and challenges of writing for middle-graders.

Genesis at the demonstration at Atlanta’s Fourth Ward Park

Trump’s Victory Sparks Several Protests

Genesis Hector

November 15th, 2016

After Republican Donald Trump's surprise win over Democrat Hillary Clinton, people in 10 cities took to the streets to express their concerns.

Max and children's author Matt de la Pena at Wellesley Books in Wellesley, Massachusetts

Last Stop On Market Street

Maxwell Surprenant

November 15th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks with children’s book author Matt de la Peña about gratitude and kindness.

Professor Dr. Brett Beck explains the psychology of elections to Erik.

After the Election

Erik Weibel

November 14th, 2016

After a divisive presidential election, our Kid Reporter asks voters how the country can come together.

PA District 109 State Representative David Millard tells Erik about the importance of PA in the presidential race.

Pennsylvania is “Key” in the Presidential Election

Erik Weibel

November 9th, 2016

On Election Day, voters in the swing state of Pennsylvania turned out in large numbers to cast their votes for the next president of the United States.

Why Mike Lupica Loves Writing About Sports

Maxwell Surprenant

November 8th, 2016

The famed sportswriter talks about reading, writing, sports, and his new book, Last Man Out.

Trump’s Final Push to the Finish Line — Video

Ryan Stoltz

November 7th, 2016

With just two days to go until the election, Republican Donald Trump campaigns in the traditionally blue state of Minnesota.

Ryan at Trump rally in the airport hangar in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Trump’s Final Push to the Finish Line

Ryan Stoltz

November 7th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter in Minnesota covers one of the final campaign rallies of the 2016 election season.

Bridget speaks with Joan Carr, a local poll worker

Early Voters in the Lone Star State

Bridget Li

November 7th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter visits a polling place in Austin, Texas, to speak with voters who cast their ballots early.

Lilian with cardboard cutouts of Clinton and Biden

Getting Out the Vote

Lilian Jochmann

November 6th, 2016

On Election Day, many eligible voters stay home. Our Kid Reporter learns about volunteers who are trying to change that.

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