Book Review: Life in Prison

Book Review by Lucine Kasbarian LIFE IN PRISON Written by Stanley “Tookie” Williams with Barbara Becnel As a teen, Stanley “Tookie” Williams thought prison was glamorous. He joined a notorious gang in Los Angeles called the Crips, and eventually became the gang’s...

Make the Right Moves

By JONATHAN TURBIN Here’s what some New York City kids say about the grand game of CHESS: “I like chess because I love the way the queen moves. I like it when I focus. Chess is fun.” – DANIEL HONIKAN, 6 “I like chess because it helps you analyze things. And it’s...

Music Soothes Asthma Sufferers

By ABBY GROSS Kids with asthma (AZ-mah) know what it’s like to have trouble breathing because asthma is a chronic (long lasting) disease that causes airways – the tubes that carry air to the lungs – to become swollen in reaction to exercise, cold weather or anything...

International Women's Day

By IndyKids Staff International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8. Women initiated the day in the early 1900s as a way to honor women who were mistreated and undervalued in society. On March 8, 1908, around 15,000 women protested in New York City to...

Military Recruiters in Schools

By IndyKids Staff The U.S. military advertises to try to get people to sign up. A lot of this advertising is aimed at high school students. The Department of Defense has a huge database of high school students’ private information. Hope Reichbach received many calls...