KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Aladdin Returns to the Big Screen

Annika Petras

May 23rd, 2019

Disney’s live-action adaptation of the beloved classic opens on May 24.

A Voice for Autism Awareness

Benjamin Who

May 22nd, 2019

Autism advocate and best-selling author Kerry Magro overcame his own struggles and doubts to become a champion for others.

Writing Her Way Into a More Just World

Hana Meher Sadik

May 21st, 2019

Walidah Imarisha talks about her life as a writer, poet, and teacher. 

Ancient Treasures of Peru

Konrad Paul Schwarz

May 21st, 2019

Our Kid Reporter learns about pre-Columbian artifacts at the Museo Larco in Lima. 

Helping Flood Victims in the Midwest

Brandon Peterson

May 20th, 2019

After catastrophic flooding in parts of Iowa and Nebraska, residents rebuild with help from volunteers. 

A Quick Way to Pay

Zoe Jen Chao

May 20th, 2019

Is an app that allows people to make purchases without cash too much of a good thing? Our Kid Reporter in China finds out.

One-on-One With Stacey Abrams

Amelia Poor

May 17th, 2019

The Democratic leader from Georgia talks about her struggles and accomplishments—and her political plans for the future.

A Dog’s Journey Opens

Annika Petras

May 17th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with the stars and director of the heartwarming sequel to A Dog’s Purpose.

Creating a Better World Together

Leo Sebastian Tobbe

May 10th, 2019

The WE Movement reminds students that what you are capable of is defined by you, and only you.

Knock Down the House

Marley I. Alburez

May 9th, 2019

A new documentary profiles four ordinary women who decided to run for political office to call attention to the struggles of everyday Americans.

Protecting the Rhino

Nikita A. Mohile

May 7th, 2019

A documentary tells the story of young Kenyans who protect and care for Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world.

Don’t Mess With the Dummies

Helen Hong

May 6th, 2019

A trio of acrobats in Melbourne, Australia, provides lots of laughter while encouraging girls to be “funny, strong, flexible, and fierce.”

A New Home for Old Books

John Woo

May 6th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter visits a “treasure chest” of a bookstore, which has something for everyone, in Seoul, South Korea.

Shooting for the Moon—Again

Teresa Fang

May 3rd, 2019

Gerry Griffin, a former NASA flight director for the Apollo Program, talks about a possible return trip to the Moon.

Positively Terri Libenson

Nolan Pastore

May 3rd, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with the graphic novelist about Invisible Emmie, Positively Izzy, and her latest title for middle graders, Just Jaime.

The Rubik’s Cube Makes a Comeback

Andrew Raymundo

May 3rd, 2019

When the Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974, it became an instant sensation. Decades later, its popularity is again on the rise.

A Paw-sitive Place

Nikita A. Mohile

May 1st, 2019

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals cares for dogs, cats, and other pets that have been abused or neglected.

Black Authors Discuss Race and Racial Justice

Sidonie Gillette

April 29th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter covers the first annual National Antiracist Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

An Astronaut Who Overcame the Odds

Nolan Pastore

April 26th, 2019

Mike Massimino applied to NASA four times before he was accepted as an astronaut, but the struggle to fulfill his dream taught him that anything is possible.

Preventing Shallow Water Blackout

Ella Porter

April 25th, 2019

Have you ever held your breath underwater? Doing so can be deadly, even for elite swimmers. Our Kid Reporter offers safety tips that could save a life.

Avengers: Endgame Opens

Alula Alderson

April 24th, 2019

The epic conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has enough thrills and plot twists to satisfy the most die-hard fans.

Rise Against Hunger

Andrew Raymundo

April 23rd, 2019

Our Kid Reporter learns about a global nonprofit that enlists volunteers to pack nutritious meals for people in need.

Sharkwater Extinction

Nikita A. Mohile

April 17th, 2019

A new documentary exposes the threat posed to sharks by the illegal shark fin industry.

Here Come the Birds

Teresa Fang

April 17th, 2019

Each winter, North American birds fly south in a process called migration. A stopover site in North Carolina houses the most birds per year.

Combating Childhood Obesity in India

Rohan Saketh De...

April 15th, 2019

A pediatrician offers tips on getting and staying fit.

 

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