Young Voices of New York

The Path to Freedom – Chapter One, The Sawyer’s Son

The Path to Freedom – Chapter One, The Sawyer’s Son

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

February 14, 2017

“Hold on.” David stopped walking; Jonathan took one more step and then stopped beside him, looking around the green forest as they stood side-by-side on the path. Luke Van Gelder walked around to the other side of the cart, to the stack of freshly-cut firewood, and began to pile it in. Jonathan...

New Serial Story – Starting next week! The Path to Freedom

New Serial Story – Starting next week!  The Path to Freedom

Mary Miller, Young Voices of New York, Publisher

February 7, 2017

I'm fairly certain everyone reading this knows something about the American Revolution despite the fact that it was fought well over 200 years ago. The Path to Freedom, a new serialized story written by our own YVNY editor, Mike Peterson and illustrated by Christopher Baldwin, should give you all ...

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Dash Alschuler-Pierce, 11, Valley Stream

January 20, 2017

Welcome to the Little Shop of Horrors! Not the place of course! The musical! So get ready for a thrill because you just entered the Adams Theater! This time we’re watching the Little Shop of Horrors directed by Jennifer Hart at Hofstra University. You just paid barely anything for a play you’ll never forg...

My Black Belt Test

My Black Belt Test

Emily Nothdurft, 10, Valley Stream

December 19, 2016

When my friends Katy and Anna got their notification of the date they were scheduled to take the black belt test, I was dying to get the same test date. A couple of days later I got my test notification paper. I was scheduled to take my 1st degree black belt test On October 30th with my friends Katy and A...

Moana! The new amazing Disney movie!

Moana! The new amazing Disney movie!

Luke Lopez, 10, Valley Stream

December 8, 2016

This movie was great! Moana is the daughter of the chief and chosen by the sea. When her grandma passes away she sends Moana to sail the demigod Maui across the sea and put the stone back to stop the darkness. They need to save their island, Te Fiti. They sail across the sea and fight many creatures...

Queen of Katwe: An Inspiring Story

Queen of Katwe: An Inspiring Story

Ava Glick, 11, Commack

November 29, 2016

Queen of Katwe is a movie about a girl named Phiona Mutesi who lives in Katwe, Uganda.  She is very poor and makes little money selling maize.  She lives with her mom, Harriet Mutesi and her brother, Brian Mutesi. One day, she is leaning on the door of a run down structure spying on the chil...

The Bronze Key!

The Bronze Key!

Dash Alschuler-Pierce, 10, Valley Stream

November 15, 2016

The Bronze Key, by Cassandra Claire and Holly Black is about a boy named Callum Hunt. Call is a student at a magic school called the Magisterium! At the Magisterium young mages (Wizards) are taught to learn and control their magic. It’s Calls 3rd year at the Magisterium with his friends Tammara an...

This Book Was A “Good One”

This Book Was A “Good One”

Lily Zufall, 10, New York City

October 12, 2016

If you are 9-12, and enjoy realistic fiction, you will love “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day,” by John David Anderson. It tells the story of a sixth grade teacher, who has to unexpectedly leave before the year is over, and three of her students, Topher, Steve and Brand, who go to find her, to say goodbye....

Odysseus’ Loyal Dog

Odysseus’ Loyal Dog

Lily Zufall, 10, New York City

August 23, 2016

If you are a 10-12 year old who likes the traditional Greek myths, than you might like “Argos,” by Ralph Hardy. The book tells the tale of Odysseus through the eyes of his dog Argos. Throughout the story, animals (mostly birds) bring Argos news of his master. Argos follows news of Odysseus from...

A New Puppy

A New Puppy

Aimee Quinlan, 10, Valley Stream

June 13, 2016

Recently, I rescued a dog from a shelter in Sagaponack, Long Island near the Hamptons. I learned that there are a lot of responsibilities that you have to take on when you get any new pet. Before we got my dog, whose name is Bella, we had to clean up the house, making sure that there was nothing dang...

The Highline!!!

The Highline!!!

Luke Lopez, 10, Valley Stream

June 7, 2016

I recently visited The Highline. Even though it is a lot of walking, exploring the Highline is fun. The Highline is an elevated park located in New York City. The view of the city is wonderful! It runs from Gansevoort Street three blocks below 14th Street to the northern edge of the West Side Yard...

So Good I’m “Wishing” For More

So Good I’m “Wishing” For More

Lily Zufall, 10, New York City

May 31, 2016

If you are a 9-13 year old looking for a new book to read, I suggest “Wishing Day,” by Lauren Myracle. In the town Natasha lives in, almost every girl on the third month after her 13th birthday go up to the willow tree on the hill, to make her three wishes. When Natasha takes her turn, her wishes...

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