Healthy Newsworks

Healthy Newsworks Virtual Book Reveal – May 20

Posted on May 19, 2020


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PHILADELPHIA, May 12, 2020—Tune in to hear kid reporters ages 8 to 14 posing questions about the coronavirus and its impact on society to MSNBC Host Ali Velshi, music legend Kenny Gamble, MacArthur genius fellow Angela Duckworth and others during Healthy NewsWorks’ Virtual Book Reveal on May 20, 2020.

Learning and working from lockdown during the coronavirus crisis, Healthy NewsWorks reporters interviewed experts on health policy, mental health, journalism, science, and the arts to make sense of the pandemic and what the future might hold. Kids will be asking the questions and former ABC News Correspondent Jackie Judd will serve as emcee for the event. Others to be interviewed include:

• University of Pennsylvania Bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel
• Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
• Astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock
• Former FDA Commissioner Dr. David Kessler

Also during the event, Healthy NewsWorks will unveil its ninth book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2020, featuring interviews with Philadelphia-area leaders, including Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Tom Farley.

The Healthy NewsWorks Book Reveal will be an exciting, informational, and family-friendly online event starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. Registration is free. You don’t need to enter log-on information. Simply visit one of the links below shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday:

• Our website:
• Our Facebook page:

To learn more, visit


Healthy NewsWorks is a health journalism program for kids in grades K-8. Established in 2003, the program empowers the students to become researchers, writers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.

Since schools were shut down in March, students have participated in dozens of interviews and lessons related to the coronavirus. Examples of their work and lesson plans can be seen at:

The Leading Healthy Change book series is a capstone project of the Healthy NewsWorks program. Find out more about this year’s book and health leaders:

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