KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

A Chess Prodigy Rises to the Top in Malaysia

Jay Sivanesan P...

June 5th, 2024

“Victory is not just about winning,” says Poh Yu Tian, 15. “To improve, you have to keep practicing and learning.” 

Bindi Irwin Suggests Small Ways to Protect the Planet

Evy Bingle

April 14th, 2024

The young conservationist, who has carried on her father’s work, offers tips for helping to preserve wildlife and make the planet a better place. 

Learning About Lunar New Year

Deirdre Liebman

April 10th, 2024

Our Kid Reporter talks with a teacher visiting from China about the importance of this annual celebration.

In Minnesota, Indian Restaurants Offer a Taste of Home

Adiraj 'Adi' Singh

March 25th, 2024

For many immigrants in the Twin Cities area, dining at an Indian restaurant is a reminder of home. 

Youths in a Canadian Community “Step Up”

Jade Lof

March 21st, 2024

An annual event in Surrey, a city in British Columbia, spotlights students’ creativity and leadership qualities.  

A Science Center in Malaysia Makes STEM Fun

Jay Sivanesan P...

March 20th, 2024

The Penang Science Cluster, says Nik Nurul Kamila, is dedicated to “fostering innovation and creativity.”

Immigrants in Canada Learn to Play Ice Hockey

Jade Lof

March 15th, 2024

A program for high school girls introduces newcomers to the national sport. 

“Earth Guardians” Help the Environment

Aiden An

March 12th, 2024

The executive director of the environmental group talks about engaging young people to find solutions. 

A Fundraising Walk in Canada Helps Local Communities

Jade Lof

March 5th, 2024

In Cloverdale, the 11th annual “Coldest Night of the Year” fundraising walk brought people together for a good cause. 

A Visit to the Yayoi Kusama Museum

Raye Yokota

March 4th, 2024

The museum in Tokyo showcases the colorful work of the world-renowned Japanese artist.

Singaporean Author Josef Lee Makes the White Ravens List

Eden Teoh

February 22nd, 2024

Lee’s latest picture book is featured in the 2023 catalogue of 200 notable children’s and young adult books compiled by the International Youth Library. 

Building a More Sustainable Hong Kong

Valerie Shek Sze Ai

February 21st, 2024

After years of debate and delay, a new waste-reduction plan will be introduced in this city of 7.4 million people. 

A Conversation with the CEO of Save the Children

Xander Dorsey

February 14th, 2024

Our Kid Reporter talks with Janti Soeripto about the humanitarian organization’s mission to help the world’s most vulnerable kids. 

The India Association of Minnesota Hosts Literary Event

Adiraj 'Adi' Singh

January 26th, 2024

Authors of South Asian descent gather at a community center near Minneapolis to talk about their books and why they write. 

Ninth Graders in Canada Learn About Career Options

Jade Lof

November 16th, 2023

On November 1, hundreds of thousands of students participated in the country’s annual “Take Our Kids to Work Day” event.

Celebrating a Nostalgic Snack in Japan

Raye Yokota

November 15th, 2023

Why are dagashiya giving way to convenience stories in this East Asian country? 

Earthshot Prizes Are Awarded in Singapore

Eden Teoh

November 14th, 2023

Prince William names the five winners of this year’s global competition “to repair and regenerate our planet.”

A Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore Celebrates the Moon

Eden Teoh

November 7th, 2023

The festival is one of the most important annual traditions in Chinese culture. 

Australia Holds Referendum on Indigenous Rights

Arjun Durvasula

November 7th, 2023

In October, the residents of this island country in Oceania voted whether or not to alter the Constitution and give the First Peoples a greater say in the government.   

Florida Residents Collect Supplies for Israelis

Rebekah McNarney

October 27th, 2023

Members of the Jewish community in the Orlando area have been gathering medical supplies for soldiers and their families on the front lines of the war. 

A Holocaust Exhibition for Kids Opens in New York City

Deirdre Liebman

October 18th, 2023

“Courage to Act” tells the story of a dramatic rescue mission of Denmark’s Jewish population during World War II. 

Canadian Holiday Honors the Indigenous Community

Jade Lof

October 4th, 2023

A National Day for Truth and Reconciliation inspires healing and action after centuries of abuse of Indigenous children. 

Diana Award Winner From Malaysia Seeks Environmental Change

Jay Sivanesan P...

September 11th, 2023

Max Han, a graduate student at Yale University, talks about his organization, Youths United for Earth, and his passion to create a better world. 

Exploring the Culture of Ancient China

Enya Yang

August 7th, 2023

Our Kid Reporter tours an exhibition at the Blackhawk Museum in California, which showcases this East Asian country’s rich history. 

School in Vietnam Hosts Charity Bazaar

Tu Anh Nguyen

June 30th, 2023

At the author’s school in Ho Chi Minh City, a Charity Bazaar and an International Culture Day raise money for children in need.

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