Meet Jackline from Kenya

Jackline is a 14-year-old student in Kenya. Both her parents died of AIDS. Photo: Alex Stonehill Interview by ALEX STONEHILL Name: Jackline Mathoni, 14 Home: Mahiga (a small town in central Kenya) Languages: Kikuyu, Kiswahili, English Family: She lives with her...

Hunger and Riots as Food Prices Soar

By INDYKIDS STAFF As food prices skyrocket, more people around the world are going hungry. The United Nations provided some food supplies to countries in need. Photo: United Nations Unable to afford the food they need, hungry people in more than 30 countries rioted in...

Why Does Food Cost More?

By INDYKIDS STAFF How speculation works: Say a person with a lot of money goes to the supermarket and buys 1,000 boxes of corn flakes for $4 each on “contract” from the store manager. This person, a trader, is not buying the cereal to eat; he is hoping to sell it back...

When Kids Fought for Labor Rights

By PEDRO LAHOZ WOLFE Kids on Strike is a book about kids from the 19th century who had to work instead of going to school because a lot of kids didn’t have enough money to go to school. It tells the story of children who stood up for their rights against powerful...

New York Cops Freed

By INDYKIDS STAFF Photo: Michael Gould-Wartofsky Chanting “50 shots equals murder!” about 800 demonstrators marched through several neighborhoods in Queens, New York, on Friday, April 25. They were there to protest the “not guilty” verdict of three police officers in...