On May 15 and 16, my sister and I volunteered with SAAFB giving out free dog and cat food. We worked with the director and co-founder, Donna DeConcini. We had a busy two days, but it was worth it!
My brother Max and I interviewed Donna DeConcini, who co-founded and currently directs the Southern Arizona Animal Food Bank. It all started when her daughter, Margaux, worked in a feed store and a lot of people came in to see her and find out if they had any food to give away because they couldn’t afford food to feed their pets. The mother and daughter team decided that they should make an organization to help people get free food for their pets.
It’s coming soon! Lots of weather change, wind, rain, flooding and dust storms are coming our way. It’s almost time for monsoon in Arizona.
Meteorologist Royal Norman grew up liking weather. “My family and I would go to the garage and watch the weather,” he says.
During the monsoon, our rain pattern changes and monsoons come from the south according to Norman. “There are 14 different monsoons in the world. There is a famous one in India,” says Norman.
Every year in April is Global Youth Services Day. This is a weekend where kids all over the world are encouraged to do something good for their communities. It doesn’t matter where you live, it is important to be kind and make the world a better place.
The 2021 Summer Reading Program with Maricopa County Reads runs June 1 through Aug. 1. Every year, I participate in the program with my little sister, Story, and we like to compete on who can read the most by the end of the summer. Even my mother will read huge books and participate in the summer program. We love doing the summer reading program as a family and winning cool prizes.
Recently Young Reporters had the chance to meet Arizona artist Joe Pagac. One of Pagac’s notable artworks is the Whale Mural in central Tucson. Pagac has also painted libraries, building walls, and even Instagram worthy backgrounds that you can pose with! At Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, Pagac painted a mural around the building, and changed styles. Part of it is realistic, and part is painted like how a child would.
You’ve probably read the famous books “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” and probably know the author who wrote these books. His art is distinctive, recognizable at the first sight of the illustrations.