SCHOLASTIC KIDS PRESS

From the Kid Reporters’ Notebook

Royivia Ferguson  //  May 27, 2021

From the Kid Reporters’ Notebook

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.”

Arts & Lifestyle

  • Daily life was dramatically altered during the pandemic, but for Nanaka Takahashi and other young graduates, there is hope for a brighter future.
  • Emilia Sato introduces readers to a Milwaukee organization that brings music, art, and dance to local students.

Civics & Government

  • Varun Kabra recently spoke with Torrey Harris, the youngest state representative in Tennessee. 
  • What is the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)? Luke Lamour interviewed Allison Herren Lee, the acting chairwoman of the agency, to learn more about the SEC and her role in the federal government.

Health & Well-being

  • Kids between the ages of 12 and 15 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, which protects against COVID-19. Annika Petras and Zhoriél Tapo both offer a look at what the experience has been like for kids.
  • Zain Abbas describes how he and other kids are coping with the loss of a loved one to COVID-19.

Looking for more Kid Reporter articles? You can keep up with all Kid Reporter news on the Scholastic Kids Press blog, and on Instagram and Twitter (@kidspress).