Cricket Magazine

Ages: 9 - 14Publisher: Cricket Media Subscription Price: $ 33.95 for One Year / 9 Issues

The evidence that young people haven’t forsaken the print medium for screens can be found in Cricket’s jam-packed, double letters pages and in readers’ creative responses to the magazine’s regular story, poetry, and art contests. A sampling of four recent issues: A soulful fragment of a work by a poet of ancient Sparta, a contemporary Christmas story about a little girl and her family in Zambia, the surprising history of crossword puzzles, a wow of an in-depth profile of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Katherine Johnson—the brilliant, barrier-breaking, African American NASA mathematician who was so vital to the success of the U.S. space program—and the first part of one of the magazine’s to-be-continued serials, a tender and suspenseful tale set in Japan at a time “when the world was young and legendary creatures still walked the land.” Within the pages of this venerable-but-ever-fresh, audience-respecting, literary magazine, readers were treated to all of that and much, much more.

 

Lynne Heffley ©2020 Parents’ Choice

A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.

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