Someday You Could Be… Sara Saedi

Someday You Could Be… Sara Saedi

Interview By Raya El-Hajjar, age 13 Sara Saedi was born in Tehran, Iran, during wartime and an Islamic Revolution. Her parents fled to the United States, where they lived undocumented until Saedi was in her twenties. Saedi is the author of the memoir, Americanized:...

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Hits Back at Police Brutality

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Hits Back at Police Brutality

By Samaria Bunburry, age 14 Following nationwide protests after the murder of unarmed Black man, George Floyd, the House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in March this year. The legislation aims to reduce the number of Black victims...

Breaking News: Federal Judge Rules DACA “Illegal”

Breaking News: Federal Judge Rules DACA “Illegal”

By IndyKids Staff The Dreamers’ future is once again under threat this month after Andrew Hanen, a Texas federal judge, ruled  the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unconstitutional. DACA, an initiative created in 2012 by then-President Obama,...

Breaking News: Bootleg Fire Becomes Nation’s Largest Wildfire

Breaking News: Bootleg Fire Becomes Nation’s Largest Wildfire

By IndyKids Staff Having already scorched over 350,000 acres⁠—an area larger than Los Angeles⁠—the Oregon wildfire has now become the largest burning in the United States this year. Named after the nearby Bootleg Spring, the fire began on July 6 and has now forced...

Meet an IndyKids Reporter: Arnay Agarwal, age 12

Meet an IndyKids Reporter: Arnay Agarwal, age 12

By Aida El-Hajjar, age 11 Arnay Agarwal is a 12-year-old published author, radio host, founder of the Storytelling Society of India and IndyKids journalist from Bangalore, India. Aida: How and when did you develop your passion for writing? Arnay: I think I was born...

Science Brief: New Ozzy Dino Discovery Breaks Record

Science Brief: New Ozzy Dino Discovery Breaks Record

By Amelie Kokolios aged 10 and Siena Kokolios aged 8 Palaeontologists, scientists who study dinosaurs, have recently recognized a new species of dinosaur that’s the largest in Australia and one of the largest in the world. Australotitan cooperensis, nicknamed Cooper,...

News Brief: House Votes to Restrict Travel Bans

News Brief: House Votes to Restrict Travel Bans

By Stella Tomasello, age 10 The House of Representatives passed the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act in April by a vote of 218 to 208. The aim was to limit the power the president could exercise over immigration on the basis of...

News Brief: India Endures Another COVID Crisis

News Brief: India Endures Another COVID Crisis

By Aida El-Hajjar, age 11 India reported 4,529 deaths in 24 hours, setting a new world record for daily coronavirus deaths on May 19, 2021. When the first wave of the COVID-19 virus hit, the Indian government responded quickly and strictly, putting India among...

Quiz: Who Am I?

Quiz: Who Am I?

By Esteban Guerra, age 9 I was born on May 26, 1951, in Los Angeles, California.  I graduated from Stanford University in California, with a degree in physics.  In 1978, I was one of six women to work for NASA. In 1983, I became the first American woman to fly in...

Getting Wild With… Seahorses!

Getting Wild With… Seahorses!

By Azul Casiquez, age 9 and IndyKids Staff There are 46 different species of seahorses. These strange looking creatures range in size from 0.6 inches up to 14 inches long. Although they live in the sea, seahorses are poor swimmers. They live in shallow ocean areas,...

States Move to Ban Trans Kids From Sports

States Move to Ban Trans Kids From Sports

By Sami El-Hajjar, age 11 Republicans in Idaho, and others in primarily conservative states, have been targeting trans youth. Idaho and several other states have been pushing bills and legislation that prohibit trans youth athletes from competing on teams that...

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