Black Lives Matter

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 13 Protesters in Madison, WI, in March 2015. Since initial demonstrations in August 2014, at least 837 Black Lives Matter protests have taken place around the country. PHOTO: Light Brigading/Flickr On November 22, 2014, 12-year-old Tamir Rice...

Getting Wild with the Sun Bear

By PAULA PAULINO, age 9 Sun bears are omnivores and eat honey, fruits, insects, small mammals and vegetables. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons The sun bear is the smallest of all the bear species. Sun bears are called “dog bears” because their ears and muzzles...

Children Of War: How war is affecting children in Syria

By ANAND JAUREGUILORDA, age 10 According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, 70 percent of child refugees from Syria in Lebanon alone do not attend school. PHOTO: DFID – UK Department for International Development Imagine waking up to the sound of an...

Climate Crisis: The Now Factor

By NICHOLAS HOWARD-JENNINGS, age 10, ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12, and MARIANNE NACANAYNAY, age 12 Introduction by IndyKids Staff Illustrations by Kit Mills On April 22, 2015, President Obama gave his Earth Day address from the Florida Everglades, a national park that...

Interview with Millions March NYC Organizer, Synead Nichols

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 13 Synead Nichols, one of the main organizers of the Millions March NYC. PHOTO: Synead Nichols Alejandra Paulino: Who started the Black Lives Matter movement? Synead Nichols: The Black Lives Matter movement was started by Alicia Garza,...