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Hope at Notre-Dame

June 17, 2019

On Saturday, the first mass was held at Notre-Dame cathedral since the church was ravaged by fire in April. The service took place in a small side chapel. For security reasons, only about 30 people were allowed to attend. They…


A Historic Museum Expands

June 13, 2019

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is one of the most popular museums in the United States. Located in New York City, it was founded in 1869. Visitors from around the world go to see its vast collection of…


Books for All

June 6, 2019

Charnaie Gordon reads a lot of books. She writes about diverse children’s books on her website, Here Wee Read. Publishers send her books to review. She reads many of them with her 6-year-old daughter, Madison, and her 5-year-old son, Barrington.…

Young Game Changers

Making the Cut

May 28, 2019

Neijae Graham-Henries is one of the world’s youngest barbers. At just 7 years old, she completed training last fall at the Junior Barber Academy, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Now Neijae is 8 and cuts hair free of charge at charity events.…

Young Game Changers

Heart of a Champion

April 25, 2019

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, known as Tani, is 8 years old. Nearly two years ago, he fled northern Nigeria with his parents and brother, fearful of attacks by the terrorist group Boko Haram. When the family arrived in the United States, a…


Recess Reform

April 19, 2019

“We only had one recess today!” Beatrice Dathan complained to her mother after coming home from school one day. That was four years ago. Beatrice’s family had recently moved to Connecticut from California. In California, Beatrice had enjoyed three recess…



Proud to Be Purple

March 22, 2019

Last summer, 16-year-old Alaysia Thomas went to sleepaway camp for the first time. She enjoyed canoeing, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities. But her favorite part was “just coming back to the little cabin and talking to all the girls,”…



Engineering Our World

February 22, 2019

“We’re called civil engineers because we engineer civilization.” These are the words of Yung Koprowski, one of the many civil engineers who design, build, and maintain the infrastructure of our towns and cities. Civil engineers specialize in different things,…



Maker Moment

February 15, 2019

Last year, Izzy Goldstein, 12, learned in science class that we can reduce air pollution by using natural energy sources, such as wind and solar power, instead of gasoline. This made her wonder what she and her schoolmates could do…



8 Questions for Evan Barnard

February 14, 2019

When he was a kid, Evan Barnard, now 19, learned that someone had damaged a Braille nature trail. People who are blind or have low vision use these trails to explore nature. Barnard helped fix the trail. Then he set…