Kid Reporter Update: The Lion King, helping students in Haiti, Dog Man: The Musical and more!

Guest Blogger  //  Jul 30, 2019

Kid Reporter Update: The Lion King, helping students in Haiti, Dog Man: The Musical and more!

Guest blog post by Kayla Jennings-Rivera, Corporate Communications intern.

July has been an eventful month for the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps! Kid Reporters checked in from around the world to share the news stories that they felt passionately about this month.

These young journalists interviewed movie stars from The Lion King, author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier, and more. They also attended major events including the annual Detroit Grand Prix and the 50th anniversary gala for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. Also, Kid Reporters talked with a safety expert on preparing for an earthquake and an Ohio student about her philanthropic efforts in Haiti.

Check out their amazing stories below!

At the Front Desk

Chinese-American author Kelly Yang talks with Kid Reporter Teresa Fang about Front Desk, her award-winning debut novel about a spunky immigrant girl growing up in California.

A Milestone for the Coretta Scott King Awards

Kid Reporters Grace Denny and Sidonie Gillette attend the 50th anniversary gala for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, a celebration of children’s books that explore the African-American experience.

Storms and Top Speeds at the Grand Prix

Kid Reporter Titus Smith III visits “Motor City” for the annual Detroit Grand Prix, one of car racing’s biggest events.

Behind Dog Man: The Musical

Kid Reporter Amelia Poor talks with the writer and composer behind the musical adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s beloved book series.

Cleveland Hosts the All-Star Game

A sellout crowd packed Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio for the 2019 MLB All-Star Game and Kid Reporter Nolan Pastore got to talk with David James, MLB’s vice president of baseball and softball development.

Meet the New White House Press Secretary

Before Stephanie Grisham was named White House Press Secretary, Kid Reporter Ryan Stoltz asked her about her role as the First Lady’s spokesperson.

Preparing for the “Big One”

After the recent earthquakes in Southern California, Kid Reporter Annika Petras got tips from an expert on how to stay safe.

The Lion King Roars Back

Kid Reporter Jaxon Jones talks with stars from the photo-realistic adaptation of the 1994 Disney classic The Lion King, including award-winning actor John Kani.

Cards, Comedy, and a Dash of Magic

Young magicians in Australia talk about their new show, “Now You See Us” with Kid Reporter Helen Hong.

The Louiseville Zoo Turn 50

For five decades, this Kentucky zoo has inspired visitors to learn more about awe-inspiring animals whose habitats are under increasing threat. Kid Reporter Leo Sebastian Tobbe visits and speaks with media relations manager Kyle Shepherd.

The Art of Batik

Kid Reporter Zhang En Ng learns more about a colorful textile art that originated centuries ago in Malaysia.

Helping Schools in Haiti

Kid Reporter Nolan Pastore talked with a high school student in Ohio who offered her support to young people in Haiti by sending supplies and equipment for their new classrooms

The (Comic) Art of Storytelling

Kid Reporter Nikita A. Mohile talks with award-winning Scholastic author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier about her career.

“Make Way for Lit-Hop”

Kid Reporter Lilian Jochmann meets with Rappers MC Lars and Mega Ran who are using hip-hop to help kids connect with books.

The Tragedy of a Sea Turtle

Kid Reporter John Woo in South Korea learns how discarded plastic can harm marine life.

TEDx for Kids

Kid Reporter Hana Meher Sadik attened a TEDxYouth event in India that encourages young people to share their ideas for making the world a better place.

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