Meet Ella from Sweden

Name: Ella Bakhshi, age 7 Hometown: Kista Alléväg Languages: I understand Farsi and I can speak English, Swedish, and a little bit of Chinese. Favorite hobbies: I like to jump on trampolines and do crafts. Favorite subjects: Reading, writing, math and craft time...

Letters to the Editor

Kids from the fifth grade at Trafalgar Elementary School, Vancouver, Canada, sent in these letters. I am a chocolate lover, so when I saw “Kids Say No Cheap Labor for Chocolate” on the cover, I read carefully, and now that I’ve read it, I will not...

Meet Franciszka from Poland

Name: Franciszka Gabriela Litwin Age: 11 Hometown: Wrocław, Poland Languages Spoken: Polish, English Family: Franciszka lives with her parents and older sister Maria. Parent’s Work: Franciszka’s mother is a film director, and her father is a sociologist....

How Random is Rock, Paper, Scissors?

By JANAYA WILDER,  Kid Reporter, age 12 Photo: flickr.com/Marktee “Rock, Paper, Scissors” has been found to be not just a game of random chance. Studies show that people may, without even knowing it, copy their opponent’s actions, causing repeated...

Women Win Peace Prize

This year, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three women: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen. All three activists work for women’s rights, education reform and peace in their countries. Photo of Ellen Johnson...