KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Hidden Figures is the untold story of African-American women working at NASA who played a critical role in the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

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“Hidden Figures” Behind the Space Race

“Hidden Figures” Behind the Space Race

Adedayo Perkovich

January 6th, 2017

A new movie honors African-American women who helped win the space race.

 Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) are three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Unsung Heroines on the Big Screen

Adedayo Perkovich

January 5th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the director of Hidden Figures, a new movie that honors the contributions of three NASA mathematicians.

Ethan interviewing Daniel Shapiro, the United States Ambassador to Israel since 2011.

“The Job of a Lifetime”

Ethan Zucker

January 4th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter asks the outgoing United States Ambassador to Israel to reflect on his role.

A Slam Dunk

Maxwell Surprenant

January 3rd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter serves as an Honorary Ball Kid for the Boston Celtics.

Charlotte in front of the Christmas tree at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum

The Met’s Magical Christmas Tree

Charlotte Fay

December 22nd, 2016

At New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, a tree tells a story.

Kid Reporter Erik Weibel with Carla Hayden, the new librarian of Congress, outside the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The library was established by an act of Congress in 1800.

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A Librarian for Us All

A Librarian for Us All

Erik Weibel

December 14th, 2016

The new librarian of Congress wants to get everyone reading.

Kid Reporter Brandon getting ready to listen to President-Elect Trump give his speech.

Donald Trump's “Thank You” Tour

Brandon Peterson

December 14th, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump recently visited Des Moines, Iowa, to thank voters for their support. Our Kid Reporter covered the event.

Gwen Ifill PBS Newshour

Gwen Ifill: A Tribute

Adedayo Perkovich

December 13th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter recalls the life and legacy of a trailblazing journalist.

Left to right: Scholastic Vice President Billy DiMichele, Whoopi Goldberg, Dave Grohl, and Stevie Van Zandt talk about the influence of the Beatles at a Scholastic event celebrating the British rock group's influence. Larry Kane shares his thoughts via satellite.

An Amazing Ride With the Beatles

Maxwell Surprenant

December 8th, 2016

Journalist Larry Kane explains how “the greatest band of all time” influenced American music and culture.

The Beatles: Influencing the Past, Present, and Future

Adedayo Perkovich

December 8th, 2016

How the "Fab Four" changed the world

Max wows children's book author and illustrator Mo Willems at the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center in Dedham, Massachusetts.

The Art of Creating Children’s Books

Maxwell Surprenant

December 7th, 2016

Children's book author and illustrator Mo Willems knows how to make readers laugh.

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Ryan Stoltz

December 6th, 2016

A Muslim teen represents young women like her in a Minnesota beauty contest.

Max with author and illustrator Brendan Wenzel

Sharing Stories With Children

Maxwell Surprenant

December 5th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks with authors and illustrators at the Tenth Annual Brooklyn Children's Book Fair.

Bridget with anchor Terri Gruca of KVUE News at the Texas Conference for Women in Austin

Women Stand Together in Texas

Bridget Li

November 29th, 2016

Former soccer star Abby Wambach and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney offered words of inspiration at the annual Texas Conference for Women.

A “Beet Gene”?

Adedayo Perkovich

November 22nd, 2016

The First Lady explains how she and President Obama feel about beets.

Helping Kids Stay Healthy

Courtney Pine

November 22nd, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks with Michelle Obama about her role as First Lady.

Planting a Seed

Skylar Yarter

November 22nd, 2016

Why did the First Lady decide to help fight childhood obesity? Our Kid Reporter finds out.

What's Next?

Erik Weibel

November 22nd, 2016

What does the First Lady plan to do when President Obama leaves office?

Leading by Example

Gabriel Ferris

November 22nd, 2016

During their time in the White House, the Obama family has worked hard to make the country a better place.

Dream It, Do It

Manu Onteeru

November 22nd, 2016

Our Kid Reporter learns more about the causes that the First Lady has championed during her time at the White House.

A Busy Family

Stone Shen

November 22nd, 2016

On a recent visit, one Kid Reporter learned that the First Family's home is a very active place.

Great Leaders

Maxwell Surprenant

November 22nd, 2016

Which historical figures does First Lady Michelle Obama admire the most? Our Kid Reporter finds out.

The stars of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, wrote the screenplay.

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Wizards and Beasts Come to New York

Wizards and Beasts Come to New York

Adedayo Perkovich

November 21st, 2016

A new movie offers Harry Potter fans a magical treat.

Erik with middle-grade authors Amy Ignatow and Isaiah Campbell

Writing for Kids

Erik Weibel

November 16th, 2016

Four authors talk about the joys and challenges of writing for middle-graders.

Genesis at the demonstration at Atlanta’s Fourth Ward Park

Trump’s Victory Sparks Several Protests

Genesis Hector

November 15th, 2016

After Republican Donald Trump's surprise win over Democrat Hillary Clinton, people in 10 cities took to the streets to express their concerns.

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