Parker Todd, aka The Sickler

Parker Todd, aka The Sickler

By Charles Delange, age 12 Parker Todd was diagnosed with sickle cell disease (SCD), also known as sickle cell anemia, at 3 years old. At 11, he wrote The Adventures of the Sickler, a comic intended to help other young kids struggling with illness. Now 14 years old,...
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

By Orik Ehren, age 13 and IndyKids Staff I was born on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, and I died on August 5, 2019, in New York. My family was part of the Great Migration, the mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to urban areas in the North to...

Juan Felipe Herrera Becomes First Latino Poet Laureate

By ADEDAYO PERKOVICH, age 11 “When we speak poetically, or write a poem about what’s going on, a real difficult issue that’s facing our communities, people listen,” Herrera told the Guardian. PHOTO: Steve Rhodes This June, Juan Felipe Herrera...