Welcome to our OOM series From the Kid Reporters’ Notebook. Each month, we’ll share news articles written by Kid Reporters around the world who are part of the award-winning Scholastic Kids Press program. Educators and parents can use these articles to help teach kids about the issues and topics that matter most to them. Here’s our latest roundup of “news for kids, by kids.”
Kids between the ages of 10–14 can now apply to be a Kid Reporter for Scholastic Kids Press! All applications must be received by June 1, 2021. To learn more about Scholastic Kids Press and download the application, visit: www.scholastic.com/kidspress.
Arts & Entertainment
- In honor of National Poetry Month, Kid Reporter Zhoriél Tapo spoke with John Warner Smith, the first African American man ever to be named Poet Laureate of Louisiana, about his life and work.
- Quade Kelley recently spoke with a broadcast journalist in his San Diego community and learned about the importance of local news.
Health & Well-being
- What does it feel like to be vaccinated against COVID-19? Claire Handler asked her mother, an elementary school teacher, about her experience.
- Lincoln Miller spoke with Dr. Paul Offit, a pediatrician who specializes in infectious diseases, about vaccines and life after the pandemic.
Science & Exploration
- Munveer Singh interviewed a mechanical engineer who worked on NASA’s Perseverance rover.
- Olivia Rodgers learned more about the benefits of trees in her home state of Minnesota.