Teen Writers and Artists Dive into The Adventurous Spirit in KidSpirit's Fall Issue
Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the all-youth Editorial Board. This season the editors ask, "What Are We Searching for When We Explore the Unknown?" A longtime contributor from Toronto responds by revisiting the stories that first kindled her interest in discovery.
Other pieces released today include a young New Yorker's thought-provoking take on why cities represent humanity's modern frontier; a Pakistani writer's reflection on stepping outside her comfort zone; a California editor's thoughts on the rich lessons of the film Into the Wild; and a teenager's exploration of how his community helps him be courageous. In the Poetry section, two sisters share a co-written poem about the brave paths trodden by their ancestors. Finally, KidSpirit Shorts, a program for kids to express themselves through video, begins the season with a rousing reading of a classic poem.
All fall, KidSpirit will continue to publish writing, poetry, and artwork by youth on this issue's exciting theme. A Feature article will examine the benefits of a "growth mindset." In a collaborative piece, "virtual explorers" from North Carolina, California, the UK, and Canada will share their experiences forging authentic connections with each other across distance and difference. The Interfaith Connections department will feature pieces by writers from Kentucky and Paraguay, and an Awesome Moments essay will shift our perception of how we truly see each other.
Each issue of KidSpirit features additional insight from one adult with expertise in the theme in a column called PerSpectives. Later this fall, extraordinary athlete, adventurer, and writer Karen Darke will share her wisdom on embracing our urge to explore.
KidSpirit is a unique forum for young people of all backgrounds and traditions to explore life's big questions in an open spirit. For interviews and further information, please contact Justine Woods at the information below.