Surf’s Up in Santa Cruz

Ella Porter

June 12th, 2019

Operation Surf provides ocean therapy for veterans who are recovering from the traumas of war. 

Meet the Dactyl Hill Squad

Andrew Raymundo

June 12th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with award-winning author Daniel José Older about the heroic squad in his latest middle-grade series. 

Preserving Southern Voices

Teresa Fang

June 7th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with William Ferris, a documentarian and folklorist who recently won two Grammy Awards for his collected music.

A Special Mission

Aanya Kabra

June 5th, 2019

At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, the focus is on improving outcomes for kids diagnosed with cancer. 

“Be Best” Marks First Anniversary

Ryan Stoltz

June 4th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter covers the anniversary celebration of the First Lady’s “Be Best” campaign in the White House Rose Garden. 

The Moon Within

Liset Zacker

May 31st, 2019

Author Aida Salazar’s debut middle-grade novel tells a girl’s coming of age story in verse, while celebrating Latinx culture. 

Aladdin Returns to the Big Screen

Annika Petras

May 23rd, 2019

Disney’s live-action adaptation of the beloved classic opens on May 24.

A Voice for Autism Awareness

Benjamin Who

May 22nd, 2019

Autism advocate and best-selling author Kerry Magro overcame his own struggles and doubts to become a champion for others.

Writing Her Way Into a More Just World

Hana Meher Sadik

May 21st, 2019

Walidah Imarisha talks about her life as a writer, poet, and teacher. 

Ancient Treasures of Peru

Konrad Paul Schwarz

May 21st, 2019

Our Kid Reporter learns about pre-Columbian artifacts at the Museo Larco in Lima. 

Helping Flood Victims in the Midwest

Brandon Peterson

May 20th, 2019

After catastrophic flooding in parts of Iowa and Nebraska, residents rebuild with help from volunteers. 

A Quick Way to Pay

Zoe Jen Chao

May 20th, 2019

Is an app that allows people to make purchases without cash too much of a good thing? Our Kid Reporter in China finds out.

One-on-One With Stacey Abrams

Amelia Poor

May 17th, 2019

The Democratic leader from Georgia talks about her struggles and accomplishments—and her political plans for the future.

A Dog’s Journey Opens

Annika Petras

May 17th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with the stars and director of the heartwarming sequel to A Dog’s Purpose.

Creating a Better World Together

Leo Sebastian Tobbe

May 10th, 2019

The WE Movement reminds students that what you are capable of is defined by you, and only you.

Knock Down the House

Marley I. Alburez

May 9th, 2019

A new documentary profiles four ordinary women who decided to run for political office to call attention to the struggles of everyday Americans.

Protecting the Rhino

Nikita A. Mohile

May 7th, 2019

A documentary tells the story of young Kenyans who protect and care for Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world.

Don’t Mess With the Dummies

Helen Hong

May 6th, 2019

A trio of acrobats in Melbourne, Australia, provides lots of laughter while encouraging girls to be “funny, strong, flexible, and fierce.”

A New Home for Old Books

John Woo

May 6th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter visits a “treasure chest” of a bookstore, which has something for everyone, in Seoul, South Korea.

Shooting for the Moon—Again

Teresa Fang

May 3rd, 2019

Gerry Griffin, a former NASA flight director for the Apollo Program, talks about a possible return trip to the Moon.

Positively Terri Libenson

Nolan Pastore

May 3rd, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with the graphic novelist about Invisible Emmie, Positively Izzy, and her latest title for middle graders, Just Jaime.

The Rubik’s Cube Makes a Comeback

Andrew Raymundo

May 3rd, 2019

When the Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974, it became an instant sensation. Decades later, its popularity is again on the rise.

A Paw-sitive Place

Nikita A. Mohile

May 1st, 2019

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals cares for dogs, cats, and other pets that have been abused or neglected.

Black Authors Discuss Race and Racial Justice

Sidonie Gillette

April 29th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter covers the first annual National Antiracist Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

An Astronaut Who Overcame the Odds

Nolan Pastore

April 26th, 2019

Mike Massimino applied to NASA four times before he was accepted as an astronaut, but the struggle to fulfill his dream taught him that anything is possible.