Esther Appelstein

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Esther Appelstein lives in Missouri and was born in 2004.

  • Esther plays the violin and is a member of the St. Louis Children's Choir.
  • Her favorite book series is Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.
  • Esther wants to become a famous author.

“I pledge my time and my loyalty to becoming the best reporter I can be!”

Esther Appelstein

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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.

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.

Esther with the Saint Louis Junior Derby team

Hitting the Rink With Flair

Esther Appelstein

October 23rd, 2017

The St. Louis Junior Derby allows kids to enjoy the fun of competition without a lot of the pressure.

Taylor at the Mauhaus Cat Cafe

Cafes Give Cats a Second Chance

Esther Appelstein

July 18th, 2017

A “cat cafe” in St. Louis, Missouri, is helping cats find homes.

Charlotte age 11

One Smart Cookie

Esther Appelstein

July 13th, 2017

What is the secret to Girl Scout Charlotte McCourt’s record-breaking cookie sales? “Be honest,” she says.

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?

Honoring a Rock and Roll Pioneer

Esther Appelstein

March 22nd, 2017

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

Esther outside of the International Institute, St. Louis, Missouri

Welcoming New Americans

Esther Appelstein

January 24th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with two organizations in St. Louis that are assisting immigrants and refugees.
Esther outside of Washington University

Presidential Showdown in St. Louis

Esther Appelstein

October 11th, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump argue over the issues in their second debate.

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Harry Potter Returns

Esther Appelstein

August 1st, 2016

When the latest Harry Potter book went on sale over the weekend, our Kid Reporter in Missouri covered the celebrations.