KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Nolan with cast members of Mamma Mia! on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

Broadway on the High Seas

Nolan Pastore

December 12th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter goes behind the scenes of a Royal Caribbean production of Mamma Mia!

Diwali celebration (Photo by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier)

Celebrating Diwali

Rohan Saketh De...

December 12th, 2017

The Hindu festival of light is a time for families in India to pass down cherished traditions. 

Author Jason Reynolds wrote his Track book series, he once said, “for all the young people who feel like they’re . . . exhausted from running for their lives, and sometimes from their lives.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo)

Jason Reynolds Says That All Kids Like to Read

Lilian Jochmann

December 12th, 2017

The award-winning author believes that kids just need to find the right book to become interested in reading.

Ben with Praetorian Guard, Dec 3, 2017

Feel the Force

Ben Jorgensen

December 12th, 2017

For Star Wars fans, the latest movie from Lucasfilm offers more intergalactic thrills.

Max and VP Joe Biden pose for a picture at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston

Biden Brings Hope to Tour

Maxwell Surprenant

December 7th, 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden talks about the sense of purpose he found after his son’s death.

Scholastic CEO Is Honored

Amelia Poor

December 4th, 2017

The National Book Foundation presents a lifetime achievement award to Scholastic CEO Dick Robinson.

Ananyaa with children at the orphanage

Giving Back: A Family Tradition

Ananyaa Chopra

December 4th, 2017

Visiting orphanages to share with children in need brings a family in India together. 

Sofie Dossi, a 16-year-old aerialist and contortionist

Twisting Her Way To Fame

Lillian Martosko

December 1st, 2017

Sofie Dossi, a self-taught aerialist and contortionist, twisted her way to fame on America’s Got Talent in 2016. She is still learning new stunts.

Trevor Noah Speaks Up

Ryan Stoltz

November 30th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the award-winning host of The Daily Show.

Brandon with Olympic hopeful Chris Plys

USA Curling Holds Olympic Trials

Brandon Peterson

November 30th, 2017

Athletes compete for the chance to represent the United States in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Esther with Sidney Keys III and his mom, Winnie Caldwell

A Book Club for Boys

Esther Appelstein

November 29th, 2017

Sidney Keys III and his mother wanted more African American boys to see themselves reflected positively in books. That’s why they started Books N Bros.

World Children’s Day

Charlotte Fay

November 28th, 2017

An annual event calls attention to the plight of vulnerable children around the world.

Nolan dressed and ready for his first Teen Leaders volunteer opportunity at Lake Township FISH Food Pantry.  Hartville, Ohio.

Leaders in Training

Nolan Pastore

November 28th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter visits a YMCA Teen Leaders program in Ohio, where young people are encouraged to serve their community.

A Visit to the Afterlife in Coco

Alula Alderson

November 22nd, 2017

Disney-Pixar’s new movie celebrates family and cultural ties.

The clay totem poles in front of Say It With Clay in Collingswood NJ.

An Art Project Gives Refugees a Voice

Robert Gardner

November 21st, 2017

A New Jersey organization helps refugees express themselves through art.

Max and Nolan Arenado, 3B for the Colorado Rockies, who won a Platinum Award at the Gold Glove Awards

Honoring the Best in the Field

Maxwell Surprenant

November 20th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter covers Major League Baseball’s 60th annual Gold Glove Awards in New York City.

Discovering Amistad

Ava Park-Matt

November 16th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter takes a journey into the past on a replica of the famous ship.

Sunaya With Maya Lin (Photo Courtesy of Author)

Maya​ ​Lin:​ ​An Artist​ for​ ​the​ ​Environment

Sunaya DasGupta...

November 14th, 2017

The renowned artist and architect’s “What Is Missing?” project explores the mass extinction of species.

Giona and Francesco Wu

An Unusual Italian Restaurant

Giona Pratelli

November 14th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter visits a restaurant in Italy that is co-owned by two brothers from China.

Seeking a New Generation of Inventors

Ben Jorgensen

November 13th, 2017

The Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab in San Diego helps students imagine themselves as inventors.

A pine tree torches during the Milli Fire in Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, OR, August 23, 2017.

Battling Forest Fires in Oregon

Hana Meher Sadik

November 10th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with experts at the Oregon Department of Forestry about the fires that claimed tens of thousands of acres over the summer.

 Max with author Gareth Hinds at Blue Bunny Books in Dedham, Massachusetts

Turning Classics Into Graphic Novels

Maxwell Surprenant

November 10th, 2017

Gareth Hinds talks about his career as a graphic novelist and offers advice for young illustrators.

Left to right: Kid Reporters Christina Lilavois, Amelia Poor, and Charlotte Fay discuss the New York City mayoral race with NY1 news anchor Josh Robin.

Covering the Mayoral Race in New York City

Charlotte Fay

November 8th, 2017

As Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned for a second term, our Kid Reporters asked New Yorkers about some of their top concerns.

Turtles All the Way Down

Jeremy Hsiao

November 7th, 2017

Best-selling author John Green explains how his struggles with a brain disorder helped shape his latest novel.

A Special Flag Honors U.S. Veterans

Lilian Jochmann

November 3rd, 2017

An American flag that flies 400 feet above the ground honors United States veterans.

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