Kid Reporter Update: “Queer Eye,” the Portland Book Festival, and more!

Royivia Ferguson  //  Jan 28, 2019

Kid Reporter Update: “Queer Eye,” the Portland Book Festival, and more!

This past month Kid Reporters in the award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps checked in from the Czech Republic, Mexico, South Korea, Malaysia, and across the United States to share the hard-hitting news stories that were important to them and kids across the world.

These young journalists interviewed authors Julie C. Dao, Atia Abawi, Ibi Zobi, and members of the Fab 5; visited national museums in Washington D.C. and South Korea; and spoke with members of their communities about homeschooling, voting, and the many benefits of trees.

Check out their stories below.

Focus on Fashion
Kid Reporter Sidonie Gillette visited Rodarte, a museum exhibit in Washington, D.C. that features intricately crafted dresses from the California fashion label started by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy.

Custodians of European Culture
The Lobkowicz family in the Czech Republic have been at the center of European art and culture since the 14th century. Kid Reporter Rade Meech-Tatic interviewed a member of the family about their roles as custodians of an extensive art collection.

Taking Care of Trees
Kid Reporter Aiden Zelrick talked with an arborist for the Shade Tree Commission in Allentown, Pennsylvania about the many benefits that trees bring to cities and towns.

An Education Without Walls
In Malaysia, more parents are turning to homeschooling as a way to let their children follow their passions. Kid Reporter Zhang En Ng takes a look at the growing trend.

Love Yourself, Love Your Life
Kid Reporter Ave Park-Matt talks with members of the Fab 5 about their new book, Queer Eye: Love Yourself, Love Your Life.

Goryeo: The Glory of Korea
A special exhibit at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul spotlights the remarkable art of the ancient kingdom of Goryeo. Kid Reporter John Woo spoke with the minister of culture, sports, and tourism in South Korea, as well as kids who visited the museum about Celdaon pottery.

From Idea to Bookshelf
What is it like to write and publish a book? Kid Reporter Teresa Fang spoke with Vietnamese-American author Julie C. Dao about writing fantasy novels.

Cleaning Up the Atoyac River
Seventy percent of rivers in Mexico are polluted. Kid Reporter Emma Garcia learns what is being done to clean up one of the country's most toxic waterways.

Florida Elects New Leaders
On Election Day 2018, Kid Reporter Andrew Raymundo spoke with voters in his home state of Florida about their hopes for the future and how kids can get involved in their communities.

Wordstock: A Celebration of Cultures
Kid Reporter Hana Meher Sadik recaps her visit to the annual Portland Book Festival, formerly known as “Wordstock,”where she interviewed authors Edward Lee, Atia Abawi, and N.S. Senzai.

Growing Up Black
Kid Reporter Marley Alburez interviewed Ibi Zoboi at the Langston Hughes House in Harlem about the launch of the new anthology, Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America.

First African American Woman to Head the AMA
The president-elect of the American Medical Association talks to Kid Reporter Aanya Kabra about her career as a psychiatrist and her dedication to her patients.