Our 2020 Book Reveal Event

Kids Asking the Questions

Early in the coronavirus pandemic, Healthy NewsWorks held an online event hosted by Jackie Judd, a former reporter for ABC News, NPR, and the “PBS NewsHour.” And we showcased our ninth book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2020. Watch a replay of our event below.

Featured Experts in Our Book Reveal

Our student reporters posed questions to health experts, journalists, musicians, psychologists, a pastor, and even a NASA astronaut. (Titles and affiliations shown are as of 2021.)

Pam Belluck

New York Times medical reporter

Sandra  Clark

Vice president for news and civic dialogue at WHYY

Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.

2013 MacArthur Fellow and a University of Pennsylvania psychology professor

Ezekiel  Emanuel, M.D.

Vice provost for Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania

 Aisha Fukushima

Founder of RAPtivism

Kenneth Gamble

Songwriter and producer

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Host of “Voices in the Family”

Aja Graydon and Fatin Dantzler

Kindred The Family Soul

David Kessler, M.D.

Former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D.

Professor of health equity and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen Sebelius

Former secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services

Helen Ubiñas

Philadelphia Inquirer metro columnist

Ali Velshi

Host of “Live with Ali Velshi” on MSNBC.

Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller

senior pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Douglas Wheelock

Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret., NASA astronaut

Since 2003, Healthy NewsWorks has been empowering elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.