Amazing Kids! Magazine

October 2013: Issue #71 – Brilliant Innovation

Hi Amazing Kids!

 

Welcome to the October issue of Amazing Kids! Magazine. I’ve got some news for you all. This summer, Mindy Yang, our previous Editor-in-Chief, has resigned from her position and will be attending college this fall. She has done a wonderful job with the magazine in the past and we wish her the best of luck in the future!

In the meantime, I would like to introduce myself as the new Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. My name is Sharon Lin and I’m a freshman from New York. Writing is one of my greatest passions, and it has taught me to express myself and to let my personality shine in ways I could never have imagined. It has taught me to think creatively, and to find solutions where there had only been dead ends.

Speaking of which, this month’s theme is Brilliant Innovation: The Impact of Thinking and Creativity. There could not have been a better month to celebrate inventions, since renowned inventors Alfred Nobel—inventor of dynamite and the Nobel Prizes—and Frank Duryea—inventor of the first gasoline powered car in America—had been born in this month. As you read this month’s wonderful short stories, poems, and articles, think about the different brilliant innovative ideas people have come up with in the past.

Indeed, October brings in the scents and sights of fall! Check out the Amazing Artists page for some new artwork and photography to celebrate the onset of this beautiful season. Try out some of Remmi’s new fall recipes—they’re definitely delicious and perfect for the chilly season! Read about the bravery of a Hyster forklift in Ryan Traynor’s “Rising to Excellence.” And don’t forget to check Enzo’s encounter with ringtail cats in “My Very Eventful Last Day of Summer.”

For all of you who are new to Amazing Kids! Magazine, we’re always looking for new contributors. Submit your writing and artwork to editor@amazing-kids.org, but make sure you take a look at our Submission Guidelines at our “Write for Us” page before submitting your work to us. Finally, be sure to sign up for Amazing Kids! e-news to keep up with the latest updates on our happenings: http://amazing-kids.kintera.org/AKeNews .

As always, keep writing!

 

Sincerely,

Sharon Lin

Student Editor-in-Chief