New Report Reveals Child Labor on U.S. Farms

New Report Reveals Child Labor on U.S. Farms

By Dayanara Hernandez, age 14  A recent article by Karen Coates and Valeria Fernández published in Pacific Standard, “The Young Hands That Feed Us,” revealed the hidden reality of child labor in the United States. A 2014 Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey estimated...

Movie Review: "The Harvest/La Cosecha"

By IK Kid Reporter ROBERT IVKO, age 12 Zulema is forced to withdraw from school and harvest crops. The Harvest/La Cosecha, “The Story of the Children who Feed America” is a documentary about three immigrant children who are trying to help their parents earn...

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...

Who Am I?

PHOTO: Duke University 1. I was born in 1930 in a small town in New Mexico. When we lost our farm during the Depression, we moved to California. 2. I grew up and became a teacher, but later I became a labor activist. “I couldn’t stand seeing kids come to class hungry...

Years Later, Black Farmers Find Justice

By CHIRAG BHATT “When you can’t get your money on time to operate, two or three weeks in the farming industry—that’s like if you need water to drink and you can’t get it till three days later,” said one farmer who was denied a loan for his farm. PHOTO:...