The Life Cycle of a Cell Phone

By ELIYA AHMAD, age 12 Illustrations by IVETTE SALOM The new iPhone came out in late September, and already you can’t wait to get one. Suddenly, your current phone seems old and useless, its capabilities vastly limited compared to the new phone’s promises. Sound...

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...

From China's Factories to U.S. Blueberry Farms…

…TERRIBLE CONDITIONS FOR WORKERS By PEDRO LAHOZ WOLFE, age 10 Workers test electronics at a factory in China. PHOTO: Flickr.com/Robert Scoble China You know how almost everything in the United States says “Made in China” on it? Do you ever think about how many...

Workers Take Over Factory

By INDYKIDS STAFF Photo: CHICAGO INDYMEDIA A group of 250 laid-off workers occupied the Republic Windows & Doors factory in Chicago in early December to protest a decision to shut down the factory without adequate warning. The workers were given three days’...