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Artful Giving

July 14, 2020

Chelsea Phaire is trying to cheer up the world, one art kit at a time. The 10-year-old is the founder of Chelsea’s Charity. Its mission is to deliver art supplies to kids in all 5o states. Chelsea also wants to…



Just Six Words

June 29, 2020

Updated June 29, 2020 Writer and journalist Larry Smith asks an interesting question: “Can you describe your life story in six words?” He leads a project called Six-Word Memoirs. A memoir is a story about the writer’s experiences. The project…


Write Now

September 26, 2019

Want to know something special about Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, by Donna Gephart? The book’s first draft was written inside 30 days, during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge. It takes place each year in November.…


Off the Charts

September 5, 2019

Most hit songs follow a formula set by the music industry. But streaming and social media have changed this. Rising stars can now find fans without support from the music industry. No one understands this better than Lil Nas…


Art In Action

November 30, 2018

It was an ordinary day at Grand Central Terminal, in New York City. People were rushing through the busy train station. Then the creatures showed up. They were green, red, and shades of blue. When they moved, they whooshed like…



Painting History

February 26, 2018

Before leaving office in January 2017, President Barack Obama chose artist Kehinde Wiley to paint his official portrait. First Lady Michelle Obama chose Amy Sherald to paint hers. These are the first African-American artists picked to paint official presidential portraits.…

Symphony for a Broken Orchestra


Making Music Again

February 16, 2018

A project to repair damaged instruments is bringing music back to public schools. In December, 400 musicians, young and old, marched onto a stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One had a trumpet wrapped in duct tape. One hauled out a cello…


Pictures of 2016

December 16, 2016

Take a look at the year’s biggest events and newsmakers. So much can happen in 366 days. A leap year, 2016 was filled with moments of joy, hope, triumph, disappointment, and tragedy. Athletes thrilled us with their impressive skills and…