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Kazoo is published quarterly and features stories on art, nature, science, tinkering and tech, cooking, travel, sports, emotions, writing, citizenship and critical thinking. We also feature comics, short stories and fun activities, including mazes, secret codes, dot-to-dots, spot-the-differences, search-and-finds and more! Check out a few stories we’ve run so far.

 

Art

Artist Mickalene Thomas gave us an interview and allowed us to adapt one of her works into a color-by-dot.

Mickalene Color by Dot

And cartoonist Alison Bechdel gave us a lesson on how to draw a cat.

Alison

Nature

Ornithologist Amanda Rodewald, Ph.D., Director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology led us on a bird-themed scavenger hunt.

Birds

Science

Marine Biologist Christie Wilcox, Ph.D., took us on a journey under the sea.

OceanInfo

Tinkering

Aerospace Engineer Ella Atkins, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan explained the principles behind five different DIY flying gizmos, including a napkin parachute, a paper helicopter, a balloon hovercraft, a pyramid kite and a paper airplane.

Flight

Cooking

Chef Amanda Cohen of New York City’s award-winning Dirty Candy restaurant shared one of her favorite recipes.

PopStars

Travel

Artist Libby Vanderploeg took us on a tour of Brazil.

 

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Sports

Ballerina Misty Copeland taught us how to plié.

Misty

Emotions

We worked with psychologist Lisa Kentgen, Ph.D., on this flowchart for handling strong emotions.

Emotions

Writing

Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and the graphic novel series Angel Catbird, talked to us about telling stories.

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Citizenship

We accompanied this story on the power of the pen with four tear-out postcards, one of which was pre-addressed to The White House, urging our readers to #makesomenoise.

Pen

Critical Thinking

We worked with the News Literacy Project to develop a Fact vs Fiction quiz, so our readers can understand what’s really “fake news.”

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Comics

In our “True Tales” comics, we tell the stories of women who’ve made history, like jazz singer Josephine Baker, who doubled as a spy during WWII , by Alitha E. Martinez.

Josephine

Activities

In every issue, we include an entire section of fun activities and games.

S&F

Code

DtD

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