KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Justice Ginsburg mid workout routine in RBG

The Making of RBG

Alula Alderson

June 8th, 2018

A new documentary explores the groundbreaking career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

What to Do About Bullies

Amelia Poor

June 6th, 2018

 

A short film by Daniel Bydlowski at the Greenwich International Film Festival sparks a conversation about an age-old problem.

LeVar Burton with Owen

Cosplay Rules the Day

Owen P. W. Osborne

June 6th, 2018

At Houston Comicpalooza, fans share their love of science-fiction movies, superheroes, cosplay, comic books, and more.

Courtney with Shauna Rohbock

Sports and Fitness Day at the White House

Courtney Pine

June 5th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter attends an event at the White House that is designed to encourage students to get involved in school and community sports programs.

As part of her Edible Schoolyard Projects, Chef Alice Waters (center) encourages schools to create gardens, allowing students to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Waters co-founded Chez Panisse, one of the country’s first farm-to-table restaurants, in 1971.

A Chef Helps Create “Edible” Schoolyards

Amelia Poor

June 4th, 2018

Chef Alice Waters wants to get students thinking about the food they eat and the future of the planet. 

Maxwell with America's Test Kitchen co-hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster at their studio in Boston, Massachusetts

The Joy of Cooking—for Kids

Maxwell Surprenant

June 4th, 2018

Through its TV programs and publications, America’s Test Kitchen celebrates the joy of cooking. Now, ATK will help kids develop their culinary skills.

One of the many cemeteries across the US that pay homage to those that fought for our freedom

Memorial Day Rituals

Daniel Crotti E...

June 1st, 2018

Memorial Day is a time to remember the people who died while serving in America’s armed forces.

Charlotte with Holocaust survivor and veteran David Wisnia

A Holocaust Survivor Shares His Story

Charlotte Fay

June 1st, 2018

David Wisnia tells our Kid Reporter how he came to serve in the United States military after surviving Auschwitz, a concentration camp in Poland.

Lulu: The Rhino That Raises Awareness

Nolan Pastore

May 31st, 2018

A baby rhinoceros at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is helping visitors understand more about a critically endangered species.

YouTube star Cassey Ho

Asian Americans Tell Their Stories

Victoria Feng

May 30th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with four Asian Americans who have made it to the top of their respective fields and shattered stereotypes along the way.

Max with picture book authors (right to left) Allison Goldberg, Carol Gordon Ekster and Anna Staniszewski at The Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham, Massachusetts

Sharing a Love of Reading

Maxwell Surprenant

May 18th, 2018

Three picture book authors describe how stories help us understand the world—and make us laugh.

A Ride on Steel Vengeance

Nolan Pastore

May 16th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter takes a ride on a “hyper-hybrid” roller coaster that recently opened at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.

Brandon interviewing the event organizer, Jerry Christensen about why he brought the memorial to Britt, IA.

Remembering the Fallen

Brandon Peterson

May 11th, 2018

A traveling memorial honors U.S. soldiers who have lost their lives since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Naoko Furuta with Manat Kaur in Takayama.

In Japan, Hanami Captivates Locals and Tourists Alike

Manat Kaur

May 10th, 2018

Hanami, the Japanese custom of enjoying the fleeting beauty of cherry blossoms, is in full bloom each spring.  

Owen with author D. Washington Jones

Library Books Leap to Life

Owen P. W. Osborne

May 8th, 2018

Characters from favorite children’s stories come to life at a literary festival in Shreveport, Louisiana.

7-year-old Connolly, a second grader, with Lilian

A Podcast “Playdate”

Lilian Jochmann

May 7th, 2018

Kids gather in Brookline, Massachusetts, for a “Mega Awesome Super Huge Wicked Fun Podcast Playdate.”

Jim Benton with Titus

An Artist in His Studio

Titus Smith III

May 3rd, 2018

Jim Benton talks about the creation of Franny K. Stein, Jamie Kelly, and other beloved characters in his illustrated books.

Child Labor in India

Rohan Saketh De...

May 3rd, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with a boy in Bangalore who works long hours for little pay.

Aaron Blabey, who recently visited the United States from his home in Australia, displays books from his bestselling Bad Guys series.

Watch Out for the Bad Guys!

Maxwell Surprenant

May 2nd, 2018

Best-selling children’s book author Aaron Blabey visits the United States to talk about some unlikely heroes.

Circus Harmony, a non-profit social circus school in the heart of St. Louis

Circus Harmony Teaches “the Art of Life”

Esther Appelstein

April 30th, 2018

A nonprofit organization in St. Louis, Missouri, teaches young people circus arts—and life skills.

This is just after my interview with Morgan Wilson from thatgamecompany. This company creates games that are focused on creating emotion and compassion.

Adventures in Gaming

Truman J. Hamade

April 30th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter learns about the latest developments in gaming at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.

Jeremy with Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky Barnes in the new Marvel sci-fi fantasy

It's Showtime for Avengers: Infinity War

Jeremy Hsiao

April 27th, 2018

An ambitious new fantasy film from Marvel brings together an array of diverse superheroes. 

Manat Kaur with Camilla Barbossa, recipient of Going the Distance Award.

Helping Young People Who Are Homeless

Manat Kaur

April 27th, 2018

Larkin Street Youth Services, a nonprofit organization in San Francisco, helps vulnerable youths turn their lives around.

Max and Meb Keflezighi at pre-Boston Marathon event, sponsored by Generation UCAN, at the Westin Hotel in Boston's Seaport District

“Marathon Meb”

Maxwell Surprenant

April 25th, 2018

Championship runner Meb Keflezighi goes the distance in support of the Martin Richard Foundation.

11 Year-Old Student Activist, George Mason Elementary School

Women’s Summit Also Spotlights Girls

Charlotte Fay

April 24th, 2018

At the ninth annual Women in the World Summit in New York City, women and girls addressed violence, racism, and poverty.

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