Our Diverse Books Are Under Attack!

Our Diverse Books Are Under Attack!

Image by The COM Library on Flickr By Mikhail Razzak, age 13 and IndyKids staff The number of book challenges in the United States rose from 156 in all of 2020 to 330 in just the fall of 2021, according to a new American Library Association report. Since January 2021,...
“Don’t Say Gay” Bill Passes in Florida. What’s Next?

“Don’t Say Gay” Bill Passes in Florida. What’s Next?

Original illustration by Kit Mills By Jessie Mitnick, age 14 The Parental Rights in Education bill, which aims to restrict teachers’ ability to discuss or teach anything related to sexual orientation and gender identity within classrooms, was signed into law at the...
Getting Wild With… Tasmanian Devils

Getting Wild With… Tasmanian Devils

By Henry Russell, Age 11 Tasmanian devils are rather cute black- or brown-furred mammals that look a little like baby bears. They are the world’s largest meat-eating marsupial, reaching 30 inches in length and weighing up to 26 pounds. They have very sharp teeth...