Kid Reporter Update: Sitting down with Ziauddin Yousafzai, an inside look at Toy Story 4, and more

Royivia Ferguson  //  Jun 25, 2019

Kid Reporter Update: Sitting down with Ziauddin Yousafzai, an inside look at Toy Story 4, and more

June was a big month for the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps! Kid Reporters checked in from across the country and around the world to share the news stories that were most important to kids in their communities.

This month, Kid Reporters sat down with the cast of Toy Story 4, and authors Aida Salazar and Daniel Jose Older. They visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Angor Wat temples in Cambodia, and attended the anniversary celebration the First Lady’s “Be Best” campaign.

Five Kid Reporters also received a unique opportunity to sit down together and interview education activist Ziauddin Yousafzai at the Scholastic headquarters about gender equality, raising his daughter and Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, and his memoir, Let Her Fly: A Father’s Journey. Afterwards, the Kid Reporters had the chance to sit on the other side of the recorder and share their experiences about being in the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps with education outlet, The 74.

Check out their stories below.

Let Her Fly

Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala’s father, talks with five Kid Reporters about gender equality and what it’s like to raise a Nobel Prize-winning daughter.  

Visiting the Temples of Angkor Wat

Visitors to Angkor Wat in Cambodia have the experience of a lifetime. But do the temples pay the price? Kid Reporter Rade Meech-Tactic takes a look.

The Power of Kids

Kid Reporter Alula Alderson talks with her fellow journalists about their experiences reporting “news for kids, by kids.”

Surf’s Up in Santa Cruz

Kid Reporter Ella Porter interviewed U.S. marine Bobby Lane about Operation Surf, which provides ocean therapy for veterans who are recovering from the traumas of war. 

Toy Story 4 Opens

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang hit the road in the latest computer-animated adventure from Disney. Kid Reporter Andrew Raymundo attended a press event for the film and spoke with members of the cast.

Meet the Dactyl Hill Squad

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

Preserving Southern Voices

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

A Special Mission

Kid Reporter Aanya Kabra visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where the focus is on improving outcomes for kids diagnosed with cancer. 

“Be Best” Marks First Anniversary

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

The Moon Within

Kid Reporter Liset Zacker spoke with author Aida Salazar about her debut middle-grade novel that tells a girl’s coming of age story in verse, while celebrating Latinx culture.