KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Inside Hamilton — Video

Esther Appelstein

June 9th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks to the creator of the hit Broadway musical.

Daveed Diggs (front left), Lin-Manuel Miranda (front right), and other cast members perform in Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City.

Inside Hamilton

Esther Appelstein

June 9th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter goes backstage at the hit Broadway musical.

Skylar at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on June 7

A “Glass Ceiling” Is Shattered

Skylar Yarter

June 8th, 2016

Supporters crowd into the Brooklyn Navy Yard to celebrate Democrat Hillary Clinton's historic win.

Clinton Declares Victory in the Democratic Race — Video

Skylar Yarter

June 8th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks to Hillary Clinton supporters on a historic night.

A young voter, Ipod in hand, goes to the polls in Los Angeles.

Young Voters in California Express Their Views

Jeremy Hsiao

June 8th, 2016

The largest state in the country is among the last to hold presidential primaries. Still, the state’s young people want to have their say.

New Jersey Voters Go to the Polls — Video

Joshua Yi

June 6th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks with two voters who have very different ideas about the presidential candidates and the future of the United States.

A Kid Reporter's Life — Video

Suzanne McCabe

June 3rd, 2016

If you have a nose for news, consider becoming a Kid Reporter. The deadline to apply is September 23. For more information, go to scholastic.com/kidreporters.

Nihar Janga (left) and Jairam Hathwar hoist the Scripps National Spelling Bee trophy after being named co-champions on May 26 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Pressure Cooker

Courtney Pine

June 1st, 2016

Once again, the national spelling bee ends in a tie.

Abigael and Kayla

Is Homeschooling for You?

Abigael Shea

May 31st, 2016

Two young people share their observations about learning at home versus learning at school.

The Willis Clan — Video

Connor Vijayapal

May 26th, 2016

A musical family of 14 from Nashville, Tennessee, takes the stage.

Stay Humble and Kind, Part II—Video

Lilian Jochmann

May 26th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks with country music star Tim McGraw about his hit song “Humble and Kind,” and his message for young people.

Max with David Kelly at a book-signing event in Dedham, Massachusetts

Ballpark Mystery Man

Maxwell Surprenant

May 23rd, 2016

Children’s book author David Kelly talks about baseball and writing.

Cecil’s Pride — Video

Charlotte Fay

May 17th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks with animal researcher Brent Stapelkamp.

Before his death in July 2015, Cecil the lion had been the subject of more than a decade of research. The lion lived in a game preserve in Zimbabwe.

Cecil’s Pride

Charlotte Fay

May 17th, 2016

A lion’s legacy lives on after his death.

Solving a mystery: Was the inside of President Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch inscribed with a special message when the Civil War broke out? The watch is now part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History, a Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Preserving American History

Kaitlin Clark

May 13th, 2016

A curator talks about preserving—and uncovering—political treasures.

Country music star Tim McGraw performing in 2015 in Austin, Texas. McGraw has won three Grammy Awards for his music, among many other honors.

Stay Humble and Kind

Lilian Jochmann

May 6th, 2016

Country music star Tim McGraw has a simple message for kids.

Jeremy with Anthony Mackie who plays the Falcon in Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

Jeremy Hsiao

May 5th, 2016

In the new summer blockbuster, superheroes take on some of life’s most complex issues.

“May the 4th Be With You”

Erik Weibel

May 4th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter covers a Stars War celebration in his hometown.

Stay Humble and Kind — Video

Lilian Jochmann

May 3rd, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks with country music star Tim McGraw about his hit song “Humble and Kind,” and his message for young people.

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High Voter Turnout in Pennsylvania

Erik Weibel

April 26th, 2016

Pennsylvania voters made sure their voices were heard in Tuesday’s presidential primary election.

Prince performs in Rome, Italy, in 2010. The death of the megastar last week stunned the world.

Death of a Music Legend — Video

Ryan Stoltz

April 26th, 2016

Hometown fans mourn the loss of superstar Prince

Max with participants in the James Joyce Ramble

Poetic Runs

Maxwell Surprenant

April 26th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter covers two special races in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Death of a Legend — Video

Ryan Stoltz

April 24th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks to Prince fans outside Paisley Park, the musician’s home and studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Esther observes a game of Pokemon being played.

A Friendly Competition

Esther Appelstein

April 23rd, 2016

Pokémon celebrates its 20th anniversary with a new message: “Train On.”

Michael McIntyre (age 16), Sam Hiller (age 16) and Casey Krieger (age 16) talk to Erik about why they are supporting Cruz. “He really cares.”

Ted Cruz Rallies Voters in Scranton

Erik Weibel

April 23rd, 2016

The Republican presidential candidate makes a stop in Scranton, Pennsylvania, as the state's voters prepare to go to the polls.

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