Young Writers and Artists Delve into Nature in KidSpirit's Spring Issue
Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the all-youth Editorial Board. This season, the editors ask, "Should we serve nature or should nature serve us?" In her nuanced response, a young editor from Pakistan reflects on how our actions impact the world around us.
Other pieces released today include a Maine writer's exploration of humanity's relationship with nature in modern times, a student from Hong Kong's reflection on a transformative experience at the Great Wall of China, a New York editor's article on how assembling oyster cages changed his view of activism, an Indian author's piece on how childhood lessons can impact our lifelong values, and a review of the 2019 version of The Lion King. In the Poetry section, a poet pens an ode to oak trees, and in the Global Beat, a young woman from Haiti shares how nature is embedded in her community's history and culture.
Throughout the season, KidSpirit will continue to publish writing, poetry, artwork, and video by youth on this issue's theme. In Features, one editor will explain how those with disabilities can benefit from the healing solitude of nature. An Awesome Moments piece will delve into an awe-inspiring trip to the Foz do Iguaçu waterfalls in Brazil, while the Interfaith Connections department will feature perspectives of teens from different faith traditions. The Helping Hands section will explore the transformative impact of serving others, and in Media, young authors will analyze representations of nature in young adult fiction.
Each issue of KidSpirit features additional wisdom from one adult with expertise in the theme in a column called PerSpectives. This spring, David George Haskell, award-winning author and biologist, will share his insight in this department. Dr. Haskell is the author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees.
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.