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Feeling Good

September 10, 2020

DERRICK BARNES feels Black boys are represented unfairly in the United States. He wrote I Am Every Good Thing to change that. The book is narrated by a young Black boy. He is confident and proud. Barnes wants readers to…

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Good Night!

May 29, 2020

The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo is a new talk show. It is hosted by the popular Sesame Street character. In each episode, Elmo gets ready for bed. He does this while chatting with special guests. The show premiered this week.…

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Cast A Spell

March 20, 2020

In Onward, brothers Ian and Barley use magic to bring back their dad. He died when they were young. But their first try at the spell brings back only half of him. The brothers must find another spell to make…

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Fighting for Change

February 21, 2020

As a child, Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins set aside her wheelchair and climbed the steps of the United States Capitol on her knees. Her actions sent a message: Pass the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Lawmakers listened. Today, the ADA makes public…

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On the Run

January 10, 2020

Sonic is a hedgehog. He’s blue, he’s furry, and he’s the fastest thing around. In the new movie Sonic the Hedgehog, he comes to Earth from another world. When he gets here, he must escape the evil Dr. Robotnik. Sonic…

Books

Fact or Opinion?

January 10, 2020

What’s the difference between a fact and an opinion? Sometimes, it can be hard to tell them apart. Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots is a new picture book. It teaches kids about facts and opinions. The book uses robots to…

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Curious Listeners

October 25, 2019

How can you stop ice cream from melting? How should you talk to your dog? Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas explore answers to these questions and others. They are hosts of a science and technology podcast for kids called Wow…

Books

Dare to Ask

September 20, 2019

SONIA SOTOMAYOR is a U.S. Supreme Court justice. She has written a kids’ book called Just Ask! It is about kids who have differences that can make life challenging. Sotomayor knows what it is like to feel different. She…

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Trip to the Mountains

September 20, 2019

Abominable tells the story of Yi. She lives in China. Yi and her friends Jin and Peng meet a yeti, or an abominable snowman. The crew goes on an adventure to take him back to his family on Mount Everest,…

Books

A New View

May 3, 2019

The narrator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books is goofball Greg Heffley. But the new book in the series has a different point of view. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley Jefferson tells the story. He…