Sari-Sari Storybooks Celebrates Filipino Children and Culture

By Marianne Nacanaynay, age 15 Sari-Sari Storybooks will begin releasing children’s books written in the native languages of the Philippines in the United States this September.  After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, in June, it released its first three...

How Did Youth Experience China's Cultural Revolution?

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 13 Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang is a memoir that takes place during the Cultural Revolution in China. It is 1966, and the changes in China are difficult for everyone. Ji-Li is a scholarly 12-year-old girl who lives with her parents,...

Book Review: Sylvia & Aki

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11 IMAGE: Winifred Conkling Sylvia & Aki, by Winifred Conkling, takes place in Westminster, Calif., and Poston War Relocation Center, Ariz., during WWII (1941-1945). It is based on the lives of two real children, Aki Munemitsu and...

Book Review: 101 Changemakers

By LILY COOK, age 15 101 Changemakers is about the women and men who have shaped America’s history by advocating for justice. The book tells the stories of many heroes, some of whom are common household names, like Rosa Parks or Harriet Tubman, but also of...

Book Review: "Harris and Me"

By DANIEL IVKO, age 12 Gary Paulsen the author of “ Harris and Me” can be very funny when he wants to be. This book is told in the third person, about a boy whose alcoholic parents send him away to spend each summer with family relatives. One summer he is sent to stay...

Book Review: That's Not Fair!/¡No Es Justo!

By Kid Reporter DANESHIA POWELL JOHNSON, age 13 Image: Published by WingsPress That’s Not Fair!/¡No Es Justo! by Carmen Tafolla, Sharyll Tenayuca and Terry Ybanez (illustrator) Wings Press, 2008 (Bilingual edition) That’s Not Fair is a picture book that...