KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

“The Greatest Show On Earth” Closes

Stone Shen

April 26th, 2017

More than a century after its first circus performance, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is calling it quits.

Adedayo with Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York and Chair of the New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission

Honoring Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

Adedayo Perkovich

April 25th, 2017

Girl Scouts from across New York State gather to celebrate the unveiling of a patch honoring women’s suffrage.

The cover of The Lotterys Plus One

The Lotterys Plus One

Victoria Feng

April 25th, 2017

What happens when a large, unruly family takes in an elderly grandfather? A new novel explores the possibilities. 

Deng Jongkuch with Manat in Oakland, California.

A Refugee’s Story

Manat Kaur

April 25th, 2017

One of “the Lost Boys of Sudan” overcame hardship and is now giving back to impoverished villages around the world.

Max with French screenwriter, director, and producer Luc Besson in Hollywood, California

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Maxwell Surprenant

April 24th, 2017

Science fiction movie fans are getting ready for an out-of-this-world adventure this summer.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton headlined Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit in New York City.

Hillary Clinton Speaks at Women’s Summit

Charlotte Fay

April 24th, 2017

The former presidential candidate headlines a New York City event addressing challenges women face worldwide.

 

Max with artist Bren Bataclan in his South End studio in Boston, Massachusetts

Free Art in Exchange for Smiles

Maxwell Surprenant

April 24th, 2017

How Boston artist Bren Bataclan is making the world a brighter, kinder place

Lillian at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

“DanTDM” Takes the Stage

Lillian Martosko

April 24th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter sees the British YouTube sensation perform in Washington, D.C.

Skylar at the Women in the World Summit

Speaking Up for Women

Skylar Yarter

April 23rd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter covers a summit in New York City dedicated to women's issues.

Heather Davis and Caroline

Going an Extra Step for Education

Caroline Tracy

April 23rd, 2017

Through its educational initiatives, a nonprofit organization in Portland, Maine, helps everyone succeed.

Jamari and Benjamin

Student “Politicians” Gather in Boston

Benjamin Schiller

April 23rd, 2017

At the Harvard Model Congress, students get an inside look at the political process.

Sunaya with Kate Hamill

Weird—and Wonderful—Women Characters

Sunaya DasGupta...

April 21st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter attends the New York City preview of Vanity Fair and interviews playwright and actress Kate Hamill.

A Visit to Prince’s Paisley Park

Ryan Stoltz

April 21st, 2017

On the anniversary of the superstar's death, our Kid Reporter tours the musician’s studio.

Power Rangers for the 21st Century

Ben Jorgensen

April 19th, 2017

The new action film explores teenage friendships.

An example of cursive handwriting

Is Cursive Making a Comeback?

Esther Appelstein

April 19th, 2017

More states are pushing schools to teach cursive writing to kids. Will the trend continue?

Max and Chelsea Clinton holding "It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, & Get Going" at R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT

It’s Your World: A Conversation With Chelsea Clinton

Maxwell Surprenant

April 16th, 2017

The former “First Daughter” talks about some of the ways that kids can make a positive difference in the world.

Manat with Cody Breeden, a former foster child, and speaker at the gala.

Advocates Make a Difference for Foster Children

Manat Kaur

April 15th, 2017

A fundraiser spotlights volunteers who help society’s most vulnerable children.

Stone with Acton-Boxborough high school students Anna Rychlik and Chantal Raguin

Reducing the Use of Plastic Water Bottles

Stone Shen

April 14th, 2017

Two high school seniors raise awareness about a wasteful practice.

Natalie Hampton's app Sit With Us helps end bullying on school campuses.

A Teen Finds a Unique Way to Thwart Bullying

Anais Singh-Gee

April 5th, 2017

Natalie Hampton, 16, created a lunch-planning app that helps connect students who might otherwise feel alone.

Maxwell with William Crow and Virginia McEnerney

Students Shine at an Art Exhibit in New York City

Maxwell Surprenant

March 28th, 2017

Regional winners of this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program are honored at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. 

Fishing for Victory

Bridget Li

March 28th, 2017

Anglers from all over the country compete in the annual Bassmaster Classic in Texas.

Sunaya with the Queen Lear Cast

Performing Shakespeare, Post-Apocalyptic Style

Sunaya DasGupta...

March 24th, 2017

Students talk about their love of acting and their unique interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. 

Honoring a Rock and Roll Pioneer

Esther Appelstein

March 22nd, 2017

Fans of Chuck Berry grieve the loss of a musical genius.

Sunaya with author Malinda Lo

Girl Power! YA Authors Talk Feminism

Sunaya DasGupta...

March 22nd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with YA authors at the NYC Teen Authors Festival.

Evelyn with Chris Colfer at Bexley High School in Columbus, Ohio

A Conversation With Chris Colfer

Evelyn Smits

March 22nd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the actor, singer, and writer about his best-selling book series. 

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