Striking Behind Bars

By YUUKI REAL, age 15 Image courtesy Cinda Firestone/Attica Film Starting September 9, 2016, thousands of prisoners in over 24 states staged a labor strike demanding better living conditions and healthcare, the right to unionize and an end to what one organizing group...

In the Street for Abortion Rights

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 13 Photo by Iga Lubczanska On “Black Monday,” October 3, 2016, tens of thousands of women in Poland wore black and participated in a protest against a strict abortion ban. The ban could endanger women’s lives by forcing them to carry a...

Taking a Stand Against Homophobia

By PERRY TRAN, age 14 Photo by Manuel Rodriguez In September, a 12-year-old boy in Celaya, Mexico, stopped an anti-gay protest in its tracks by walking into the middle of the street and standing in front of the 11,000 protesters it attracted. “I have an uncle that is...

Who Am I? (November/December 2016)

By MIREYNNA HERNANDEZ, age 10 Photo courtesy Pacifica Network 1. I was born on May 1, 1919 in Kansas City, Kansas, as the son of a rich attorney. 2. I was sent to Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri. I really didn’t like it, but I still completed my...

Warm Up With Hot Chocolate

By SAUL FERHOLT-KAHN, age 11 As winter comes, and we are hungry, we want to eat and drink warm things. Hot chocolate is one solution. Hot chocolate began as a drink made by Mayans, originally served cold, spicy and frothy, made with a paste of ground cacao seeds and...