KidSpirit Writers and Artists Play with Fun and Creativity in KidSpirit's Summer Issue
Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the all-youth Editorial Board. This season, the editors ask, "Is our creativity boosted or hindered by modern society?" In his response, a young editor from New York City unpacks the question from his perspective.
Other pieces released today include a young writer's analysis of the origins of innovation, a student's reflection on the life-changing lessons gleaned from a fun night with friends, an editor's article on the impact of joyful experiences in the her church's kids' room, an author's piece on how she turned a favorite pastime into a way to help others, and a review of the novel Between Shades of Grey. In the Poetry section, a poet contemplates bicycles and growing up, and in the Global Beat, a young woman shares how her Haitian community encourages creativity.
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 the importance of play. An Awesome Moments piece will delve into humorous and creative experiences, 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, a young author will share her thoughts on the animated movie Up.
Each issue of KidSpirit features additional wisdom from one adult with expertise in the theme in a column called PerSpectives. This spring, Scott G. Eberle will share his insight in this department. A renowned expert in the field, Dr. Eberle is Emeritus Vice President of The Strong National Museum of Play, past Editor of the American Journal of Play, and Co-editor of the Handbook of the Study of Play.
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 Jack Mahoney at the information below.