New York City Elects a New Mayor

By SAMUEL MARTINEZ, age 11 Bill de Blasio defeated Joe Lhota in New York City’s election for mayor on Tuesday, November 5. PHOTO: Kevin Case Bill de Blasio defeated Joe Lhota in New York City’s election for mayor on Tuesday, November 5. During their campaigns, both...

OPCW Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

By HASSAN DOOSTDAR, age 11 PHOTO: Marion Doss The OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) recently won the Nobel Peace Prize for overseeing the destruction of nearly 82 percent of the total 71,194 metric tons of declared chemical weapons in the...

What is a Refugee?

Introduction by NANCY RYERSON, IndyKids Volunteer Illustrations by KIT MILLS Refugees are people who have had to leave their homes because of war or other violence, environmental disasters or a bad economy that leaves them unable to get jobs or make enough money....

The Life Cycle of a Cell Phone

By ELIYA AHMAD, age 12 Illustrations by IVETTE SALOM The new iPhone came out in late September, and already you can’t wait to get one. Suddenly, your current phone seems old and useless, its capabilities vastly limited compared to the new phone’s promises. Sound...

Little Free Libraries: Is There One in Your Neighborhood?

By ADEDAYO PERKOVICH, age 9 The first Little Free Library created by Todd Bol in Wisconsin. PHOTO: Lisa Colon DeLay As public libraries disappear because of defunding, Little Free Libraries are thriving. In 2010, Todd Bol started this community book-sharing program in...