Letter from Kenya: A Picture of the Nairobi River

By JOEL NJUGUNA Street children in Kenya earn money by cleaning plastic bags from the river and selling them for recycling. Animals also look for food in the river. There is a Nairobi River Basin Program working to clean up the river. Photo: KENYA INDYMEDIA The...

How to Make History: An Interview with Howard Zinn

Interview by ERIN THOMPSON Howard Zinn, author of “A People’s History of the United States” A People’s History of the United States was first published in 1980. The book was a radical retelling of U.S. history from the perspective of ordinary people....

A Day in the Life of a Florida Tomato Picker

Compiled by INDYKIDS STAFF Photo: COURTESY OF THE COALITION OF IMMOKALEE FARMWORKERS Immokalee, Florida, is home to the state’s largest community of farmworkers, who are mostly immigrants from Latin American countries. These farmworkers pick much of the tomato and...

Letters to the Editor

Sixth graders from the Secondary School for Law in Brooklyn, NY, submitted these letters to IndyKids: Every time I go to school we students have to go through scanning. It’s as if we were in the airport. Sometimes I feel like they treat us like terrorists. I know they...