Kid Reporter Update: Saving sea turtles, NASCAR, Little Helpers in Memphis, and more!

Royivia Ferguson  //  Nov 25, 2019

Kid Reporter Update: Saving sea turtles, NASCAR, Little Helpers in Memphis, and more!

Kid Reporters in Scholastic Kids Press have checked in from across the country and around the world to report “news for kids, by kids.” Focused on the issues that matters most to young people, our Scholastic Kid Reporters have visited cultural institutions, community organizations, and interviewed authors, artists, local leaders, and kids themselves!

This past month, Kid Reporters sat down with Captain Underpants and Dog Man creator Dav Pilkey, Judy Moody creators Megan McDonald and Peter Reynolds, and actor and writer Chris Colfer to discuss their latest books. They also share how the Marine Environmental Education Center in Florida protects sea turtles, announce some of NASCAR’s new and youngest drivers, and spotlight kids in Memphis who are volunteering in their community.

Check out the latest Kid Reporter stories below!

NASCAR Drive for Diversity

Each year, NASCAR sponsors a competition to give promising young drivers from different backgrounds a chance to race on the professional level.

What Is a Balut?

Kid Reporter Colin Adrien Co Roxas-Chua from the Philippines introduces readers to a local delicacy and explains how to eat it.

The Greatest Show—and Tell—on Earth

Kid Reporter Leo Sebastian Tobbe spoke with makers in Louisville, Kentucky, to celebrate innovation, creativity, and curiosity.

In the Mood for Judy Moody

Author Megan McDonald and illustrator Peter Reynolds talked with Kid Reporter Claire Olivia Handler about the enduring power of the Judy Moody book series.

The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Kid Reporter Sophia Dal Magro Leite visited an exhibition at the Italian Embassy in Brasília showcases the work of one of the greatest artists in history.  

In Memphis, Little Helpers Make a Big Difference

Kid Reporter Aanya Kabra take a look at a Tennessee organization that encourages young people to give back to the community. 

A News Anchor Tells Her Story

Kid Reporter Nolan Pastore spoke with journalist and author Romona Robinson, who became the first African American woman to serve as a news anchor in Ohio.

Gazing at the Stars in Thailand

Kid Reporter Gemmy Somboontham learns about astronomy at a special event for kids in Chang Mai. 

The Vice President Plants a “Moon Tree”

Kid Reporter Sidonie Gillette spoke with Vice President Pence at a ceremony honoring America’s space program.

Saving Sea Turtles

Kid Reporter Iniyah Jones visited the Marine Environmental Education Center in Hollywood, Florida, which shows visitors how to protect sea turtles from human harm. 

The Magic of Chris Colfer

The actor and writer spoke with Kid Reporter Alula Alderson about how he explores the challenges of everyday life and acceptance in the fictional worlds he creates.

A Visit to a Renaissance Festival

Kid Reporter Sophia Emma Wolff attended the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, where visitors can step back in time. 

Dog Man Creator Hits the Library

Kid Reporter Laura Zhang caught up with best-selling author Dav Pilkey at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 

Teachers Strike Ends at Chicago Schools

A strike in the country’s third-largest school district concludes with an increase in teachers’ wages and more resources for students. 

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