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A New Chapter

February 2, 2024

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is Meg Medina. She’s a Cuban-American children’s book author. Medina is the first Latina to be ambassador. Her job is to inspire young readers all over the country. Sharing Stories Medina’s love of…

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Music for the People

November 30, 2023

Gustavo Dudamel returns to the stage. It’s opening night for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The orchestra is in California. Dudamel is the conductor. He lifts his arms and the orchestra explodes with the Star Wars theme. At the end, the…

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Britain's New King

October 14, 2022

On September 10, King Charles III was named Great Britain’s head of state. The ceremony took place at St. James’s Palace. That is in London, England. The tradition is centuries old. But this was the first time it was shown…

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He Loves Bugs

March 25, 2022

Are you afraid of insects? Samuel Ramsey was terrified of them as a kid. Today, it’s his job to study these small creatures. Ramsey goes by the nickname Dr. Sammy. He’s an entomologist. That’s a scientist who studies insects.…

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Food for All

February 25, 2022

Massimo Bottura is a chef. He opened a restaurant 27 years ago in Italy. It has twice been named best in the world. But Bottura says his greatest accomplishment is Refettorio Ambrosiano. Its menu changes daily. It all depends on…

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For the Planet

February 4, 2022

Jane Goodall was a stubborn kid. She didn’t always do what she was told. But her stubbornness led her to success. She became the world’s best-known primatologist. In 1960, Goodall sat for months in the forests of Tanzania, in Africa.…

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A Young Poet

December 17, 2021

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman stood up to speak. She was at the U.S. Capitol building, in Washington, D.C. She was surrounded by leaders. More than 33 million people were watching on television. Gorman had been chosen to deliver…

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History

A Legend

December 9, 2021

In April 1947, Jackie Robinson made history. He joined a modern Major League Baseball (MLB) team. He was the first Black player to do this. Before then, Black and white athletes almost never played together. Some people did not want…

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History

Making History

December 9, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are some big moments in Black history. Flying High Bessie Coleman received a pilot’s license in 1921. She was the first Black woman and the first Native American woman to do so. Super…

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United States

Sweet Success

October 6, 2021

North Duke Street is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It smells like dessert. The scent comes from a shop that sells stroopies. These are cookies. They have a caramel filling. Jennie Groff co-owns the Lancaster Stroopie Company. She is proud of…

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