Bronx Students Protest Guantánamo

By MARIE ANNE K. BALTAZAR On April 4, students from Bronx International High School took to the streets with nonviolent resistance to raise awareness about human rights violations at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Guantánamo Bay is a military prison used by the United States....

Mother's Day for Peace

By INDYKIDS STAFF In the United States Mother’s Day was the idea of Julia Ward Howe. Howe knew the effects of war on women. So in 1870 she called for a “Mother’s Day for Peace” and urged women to oppose war. A woman named Anna Jarvis continued Howe’s effort to...

Rice Rationing

By INDYKIDS STAFF Costco and Sam’s Club, two of the biggest grocery store chains in the United States, announced in April that they will limit the number of large bags of rice customers can purchase. The decision comes in response to the rising price of rice, which...

The Frog Keeper: An Interview About Pet Frogs

Ceijay White, 11, is the caretaker of two pet frogs. Photo: Amanda Vender Ceijay White, 11, is the official caretaker of two African water frogs. They are aquatic frogs, also called Xenopus laevis. Ceijay lives in Queens, New York. IndyKids interviewed him about his...

Ecosystem Spotlight: The African Savannah

The African Savannah is a complex ecosystem that provides food and shelter to many species. Photo: Greg Dunham A savannah is an ecosystem with lots of grass. The African savannah includes a large part of the center of the continent of Africa and includes 27 countries....