By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 12
Sophia Rothman: What inspired you to write for IndyKids?
Yuuki Real: My mom found out about IndyKids online and recommended I write for it, saying it would be a great opportunity to improve my writing. So I did. Over time, I developed an interest in environmental conservation and social justice.
What’s your favorite subject in school and why?
Spanish is pretty good. The teacher expects more from us than in previous years, but the material is a lot more in-depth.
If you could pick one topic to write about right now, what would it be and why?
I guess the two-party democratic system in the United States. I feel like a lot of our problems stem from the fact that the Democrats and Republicans are the only political parties that currently have a realistic chance of winning a presidential election.
How do you feel after seeing a movie based on a book you already read? Would you rather read a book or watch the movie based on it?
I’ve never done that, but from what I’ve heard, movies tend to clash with people’s own interpretations of their books. I’d rather read a book; it seems easier to revisit later.
What’s on your bucket list? If you don’t have one, what would you put on it if you did?
Learn to actually play chess.