Event recap

Featured experts at our Book Reveal

Healthy NewsWorks reporters, ages 8 to 14, posed questions about the coronavirus pandemic to health experts, journalists, musicians, psychologists, a pastor, and even a NASA astronaut for  our 2020 Virtual Book Reveal. The event also showcased our ninth book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2020. Jackie Judd, a former reporter for ABC News, NPR, and the “PBS NewsHour,” hosted the online event on Wednesday, May 20.

You can see a replay of the Book Reveal on this page, our homepage, or our Facebook page.

Our elementary and middle school reporters interviewed:

Pam BelluckNew 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 UbiñasPhiladelphia 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






Read our 2020 book

 Meet our 2020 health leaders

Philadelphia’s health commissioner, a biology researcher, an anti-litter advocate, and a waterways educator are among 10 health leaders interviewed by student reporters this year for Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities. Find out who they are and how they and others are working to make our communities healthier and safer. Read more

Check out our earlier books





Recent Student Work

Making Sense of the Virus

Because of the COVID-19 shutdown, Healthy NewsWorks has shifted its program online during 2020. See the page we’ve created to help kids, teachers, and families better understand the new coronavirus and its impact. Read more

Our Supporters

Thank you to our sponsors











View all our supporters