Women-Led Antiwar Movement of WWI

Women-Led Antiwar Movement of WWI

Jane Addams & fellow women delegates of the International Women’s Congress, 1915. Photo by Wikimedia Commons By Jessie Mai Mitnick, age 12 During World War I, young men from all over the country were drafted into the war to fight. This left many women at home,...

Antiwar Movements Throughout History: An Introduction

Antiwar Movements Throughout History: An Introduction

Eugene V. Debs, five time candidate for President, following his release from Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in 1921. Photo by Wikimedia Commons By Jessie Mai Mitnick, age 12 “... no war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people.”  -- Eugene V. Debs...

Brooklyn Book Bodega Believes “Books + Kids = Power”

Brooklyn Book Bodega Believes “Books + Kids = Power”

Photo by, Annie Spratt on Unsplash By Tallulah Echtenkamp, age 11 & IndyKids staff Over 21,404 free books distributed across the city. That’s the impact the Brooklyn Book Bodega has had. A bodega is a store that sells many things. However, the Brooklyn Book Bodega...

School Shootings Still Threaten Kids. They’re Trying to Stop It.

School Shootings Still Threaten Kids. They’re Trying to Stop It.

Protesters in San Francisco. Photo by Natalie Chaney By Amedeo Max Bettauer, age 10 & IndyKids staff Every day, school buses across the country pass through metal gates, past guardhouses with uniformed police officers, and into parking lots with high fences and...

2020 Census: Why It Matters to Be Counted!

2020 Census: Why It Matters to Be Counted!

By Jesus Hernandez, age 11 Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts every person living in the United States, and it’s happening in 2020.  The census impacts how the government distributes more than $675 billion in federal funds to communities for services like...

100 Years of Votes for Women: The Fight Continues

100 Years of Votes for Women: The Fight Continues

By Dayanara Hernandez, age 15 This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. While women went on to make U.S. political history in 2018 winning a record number of congressional seats, women...

The 1619 Project: Revealing the Truth About Slavery and Its Legacy

The 1619 Project: Revealing the Truth About Slavery and Its Legacy

By Dayanara Hernandez, age 14 On a warm sunny day, New York Times journalist Nicole Hannah-Jones stands on shoreline of Old Point Comfort, Virginia, with the waves lapping beside her and the seagulls chirping above. In the first epsiode of the 1619 podcast, she pauses...

An Indigenous Peoples’ History for Young People

An Indigenous Peoples’ History for Young People

By: August Kaiser Age, 11 and Indykids staff Kids aren't always being taught the truth about Native American history, and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz wants this to change, so she encourages them to learn about history from resources produced by Native Americans and...

40th Anniversary of A People’s History of the United States

40th Anniversary of A People’s History of the United States

By Michael Warman Hirschfield, age 12 Next year is the 40th anniversary of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. Zinn, an activist, historian and professor, is celebrated for raising awareness of the oppressed. He highlighted the stories of people...

Mni Wiconi, Water Is Life. Why I Stand Up for Native Rights

Mni Wiconi, Water Is Life. Why I Stand Up for Native Rights

By Aslan Tudor age 12 years old Aslan is the author of two books, Young Water Protectors and Young Native Activist. He is a citizen of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. When we arrived at the Oceti Sakowin camp, there were thousands of tents and tipis set up in front...

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