Welcome to our monthly OOM series From the Kid Reporters’ Notebook. We’ll share news articles written by our team of 45 Kid Reporters from around the world who are part of the award-winning Scholastic Kids Press program. Educators and parents can use these timely articles to help teach kids about the issues and topics that matter most to them. From the arts and culture to politics and science, here’s our latest roundup of “news for kids, by kids.”
Arts & Culture
- Kid Reporter Zhoriél Tapo takes a look behind The Creole Nutcracker, a magical 19th-century ballet with a Louisiana twist.
- Nanaka Takahashi, our Kid Reporter in Japan, visits an illuminated storybook exhibition that offers hope to kids during the pandemic.
- Kid Reporter Munveer Singh asks young people in California to reflect on what it means to have Kamala Harris become the first woman to serve as Vice President of the United States.
- The riot at the Capitol building on January 6 raised a lot of questions for kids and adults. To gain a better understanding of the guidance the Constitution offers, Kid Reporter Lincoln Miller interviewed Professor Laurence Tribe, a top constitutional law scholar.
- During the coronavirus pandemic, isolation and disruptions to daily life have led to an increase in depression and anxiety among young people. Kid Reporter Teresa Fang spoke with Yann B. Poncin, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, about the mental health issues kids are facing.
- Kid Reporter Kai Klobentz explains why COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are offering hope for a way out of the pandemic.