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,...
Canada Pays Up for the Mistreatment of Indigenous Children

Canada Pays Up for the Mistreatment of Indigenous Children

This year, the Canadian government agreed to pay a $32 billion USD settlement, its largest ever, over the poor treatment of Indigenous children.  Lawyer David Sterns, representing harmed First Nations children and families, said that the “enormity of this...
Pentagon Makes Moves to Prevent Extremism Within the Military

Pentagon Makes Moves to Prevent Extremism Within the Military

Photo courtesy of James Townsend, Jan. 6 Insurrection The Pentagon is now enforcing new rules targeting far-right extremism and white supremacy within the U.S. military following the Jan. 6 insurrection. NPR analysis found that nearly one out of every five rioters...
Is Biden Keeping His Promises After COP26?

Is Biden Keeping His Promises After COP26?

President Joe Biden pledged to address climate change at COP26, a global climate conference held in Scotland in November 2021. Days later, his administration oversaw one of the biggest gas and oil lease sales in U.S. history. The lease goes against Biden’s...