KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Understanding the Vital Role of Trees

Olivia RL Rodgers

April 8th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter learns more about the benefits of trees in her home state of Minnesota. 

Unmasking Texas?

Truman J. Hamade

April 7th, 2021

Although Governor Greg Abbott has lifted the state’s mask mandate, many people continue to wear face coverings to protect against the spread of COVID-19. 

For Kids in Beirut, an Explosion Leaves Scars

Dana Chaaban

April 7th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter in the Lebanese capital describes the aftermath of a massive explosion last August. 

Perseverance Explores Mars

Munveer Singh

April 6th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter talks with a mechanical engineer who worked on NASA’s Perseverance rover.

The Origins of Easter

Nikita A. Mohile

April 1st, 2021

Our Kid Reporter in Canada reflects on the meaning of Easter during the pandemic. 

A Conversation With Jamie Raskin

Kai Koblentz

March 30th, 2021

The Democratic Congressman from Maryland talks about the recent impeachment charges brought against former President Donald J. Trump.  

The Olympic Torch Relay Begins in Japan

Nanaka Takahashi

March 29th, 2021

On March 25, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay began its 121-day journey across Japan. 

Frontline Workers Share Their Stories

Lincoln Miller

March 26th, 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare professionals have made tremendous sacrifices to care for their patients.

Speaking Out Against Anti-Asian Violence

Teresa Fang

March 24th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter tells a personal story about the fear and anxiety gripping many people in the Asian American community. 

Japan Marks a Solemn Anniversary

Nanaka Takahashi

March 19th, 2021

It has been 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami and killed nearly 16,000 people. 

Coping With the Pandemic: A Kid Reporter Looks Back

Nora Onovo

March 18th, 2021

It has been a year of isolation, virtual learning, and health concerns since the declaration of a global pandemic in March 2020. 

Meet Waffles and Mochi

Zhoriél Tapo

March 17th, 2021

In a new Netflix series, former First Lady Michelle Obama introduces young viewers to two lovable characters who learn about food by exploring the world.  

Enjoying Winter in Winnipeg

Erik Pawczynski

March 12th, 2021

In February, residents of the “Winter Capital of Canada” embrace the outdoors despite the cold weather. 

Coping With the Pandemic: One Year Later

Ella Porter

March 12th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter in California’s Santa Cruz County describes the return to in-person learning at her school. 

Seeking Justice for Breonna Taylor

Leo Sebastian Tobbe

March 10th, 2021

A year after a police officer in Louisville, Kentucky, killed a Black woman, her family and other members of the community are still seeking justice. 

A Winter to Remember

Truman J. Hamade

March 9th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter in Texas describes the February ice storm that brought record low temperatures and massive power outages. 

A Global Vaccination Effort

Siroos Pasdar

March 8th, 2021

UNICEF USA is helping to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to countries in need around the world. 

Chasing Dreams With a Broadway Star

Zain Abbas

March 2nd, 2021

Our Kid Reporter talks with Broadway star and fellow Ohioan Rory O’Malley.  

Seeking Justice Through Civic Engagement

Luke Lamour

February 25th, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, our Kid Reporter talks with Black community leaders about the road to racial justice. 

Taking Part in a Virtual Mission

Varun Kabra

February 24th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter visits Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, with fellow Cub Scouts. 

Gorillas Recover From COVID-19

Quade Kelley

February 23rd, 2021

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park recently announced that its gorilla troop has recovered from the infectious disease caused by the coronavirus.

A Visit to Balesin Island

Colin Adrien Co...

February 19th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter visits a tropical island in the Philippines that calls itself “the most unique in the world.” 

An Earthquake Strikes Japan

Nanaka Takahashi

February 19th, 2021

On February 13, an earthquake struck northeastern Japan, injuring more than 140 people and causing minor damage. 

At Home With the Holderness Family

Cami Cortes

February 18th, 2021

Kim and Penn Holderness and their two children bring joy and laughter to their YouTube followers, one video at a time. 

Wisconsin Students Take Action on the Environment

Kennedy Phifer

February 17th, 2021

Students in Glendale are educating others about the importance of reducing waste and recycling. 

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