Meet Ian from Argentina

By MATTHEW DOTY, age 12 PHOTO: Jorge Ignacio Mustar Name: Ian Gerhards Age: 8 Lives In: San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia in southern Argentina Languages Spoken: Spanish Favorite Food: Milanesa (breaded and fried meat) with mashed potatoes Favorite Animal: Condor...

Summer Camp for Transgender Youth

By JALEN BERKELEY, age 10, and IndyKids Staff At Camp Aranu’tiq, kids who identify as transgender are allowed to feel comfortable being who they are. PHOTO: Camp Aranu’tiq This summer a lot of kids will be going to a camp where they will split off into...

The Power of Sugar

By JUSTIN LAMPORT, age 11 Americans consume at least 10 percent of their daily calorie intake from added sugar, which is the sugar added to processed foods and drinks during manufacturing or the sugar you add at home. PHOTO: Kathryn Schlechter Today, more young people...

“Caravana 43” Demands Justice for Ayotzinapa Students

By SOLEDAD AGUILAR-COLON, age 13 PHOTO: Kathryn Schlechter Parents, friends and classmates of the 43 students who went missing in Iguala, Mexico, in September 2014 traveled around the United States in April to bring attention to the disappearances. The caravan demands...

Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano Dies at 74

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12 PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons Latin American author and activist Eduardo Galeano died of cancer on April 13, 2015 in a Montevideo, Uruguay. Galeano’s books, fiction and nonfiction, were important commentaries on wealth and power imbalances...