Maxwell Surprenant

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Maxwell Surprenant is from Massachusetts and was born in 2003.

  • Maxwell enjoys drawing, singing, and playing baseball. 
  • His favorite book is Start with Why by Simon Sinek. 
  • Maxwell serves as the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Catching Joy, Inc. 

“With words, I have the power to make a difference.”

Maxwell Surprenant

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Kim Defibaugh, president of the board of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), and Max

A Champion of the Arts

Maxwell Surprenant

June 21st, 2018

Kim Defibaugh believes in the power of art to help us express who we are and what we believe.

Actor Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, The Fault in Our Stars) poses with Gold Medal Portfolio recipients backstage at the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Maxwell Surprenant

June 20th, 2018

Middle- and high-school students are honored for their creativity and originality at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Max at the 72nd Tony Awards at Radio City Hall in New York City

Celebrating Theater at the Tony Awards

Maxwell Surprenant

June 13th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter covers the 75th annual awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Maxwell with America's Test Kitchen co-hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster at their studio in Boston, Massachusetts

The Joy of Cooking—for Kids

Maxwell Surprenant

June 4th, 2018

Through its TV programs and publications, America’s Test Kitchen celebrates the joy of cooking. Now, ATK will help kids develop their culinary skills.

Max with picture book authors (right to left) Allison Goldberg, Carol Gordon Ekster and Anna Staniszewski at The Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham, Massachusetts

Sharing a Love of Reading

Maxwell Surprenant

May 18th, 2018

Three picture book authors describe how stories help us understand the world—and make us laugh.

Aaron Blabey, who recently visited the United States from his home in Australia, displays books from his bestselling Bad Guys series.

Watch Out for the Bad Guys!

Maxwell Surprenant

May 2nd, 2018

Best-selling children’s book author Aaron Blabey visits the United States to talk about some unlikely heroes.

Max and Meb Keflezighi at pre-Boston Marathon event, sponsored by Generation UCAN, at the Westin Hotel in Boston's Seaport District

“Marathon Meb”

Maxwell Surprenant

April 25th, 2018

Championship runner Meb Keflezighi goes the distance in support of the Martin Richard Foundation.

Max, Patrick Downes, Jessica Kensky, and Rescue

A Life-Changing Friendship

Maxwell Surprenant

April 19th, 2018

In a new picture book, two victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing tell an inspiring story for kids.

Max and Jarrett Lerner at the Public Library in Dedham, Massachusetts

EngiNerds Save the World

Maxwell Surprenant

April 16th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with children’s book author Jarrett Lerner about reading, writing, and his new book, EngiNerds.

Max interviewing New Orleans folk artist Dr. Bob

“Be Nice or Leave”

Maxwell Surprenant

March 28th, 2018

New Orleans folk artist Robert Shaffer, who is known as Dr. Bob, turns old signs, bottle caps, and other found objects into colorful art.