New Muslim Female Superheroes

By SARAH CATE WOLFSON, age 10 Kamala Khan is one of several new female Muslim superhero characters. PHOTO: Hyamei/Deviant Art In 2013, Marvel created a new Ms. Marvel, a series of female superheroes. They introduced Kamala Khan, a Muslim teen from Jersey City with...

Challenging Gender Stereotypes on the Baseball Field

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 12 Davis is the first girl to pitch a winning game and shutout in Little League post-season history. PHOTO: Philadelphia Youth Organization Mo’ne Davis, a Little League superstar, is changing unfair attitudes about girls playing...

Girls On Wheels

By AMELIA LOEFFLER, age 11 Junior Roller Derby is a growing sport. There are more than 200 junior teams in the United States. PHOTO: Johnna Speaks My name is Rolldemort. Well, actually it’s Amelia, but I play junior roller derby, and in derby you have a “derby name.”...

Malala Yousafzai

By RIDA ALI, age 10 For many American kids, going to school is a chore, not a privilege. However, Malala Yousafzai, a girl from Pakistan’s Swat Valley who had been fighting for equal education since she was 11, risked her life to attend school. The Taliban, a group...