The CK Blog

The CK blog features news and musings from the CK editors, extended author interviews, DIY projects, blog posts by CK's five senior contributors, and more.

Thursday
Feb232017

Tips For Getting Published

Getting your work published is no easy feat. It can often take time, courage, patience, and persistence. Wherever you are submitting your work, we hope these tips will help you accomplish your goal.

First, be yourself. This is your best tool in creating anything . . .

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Thursday
Oct132016

5 Tips on Leadership

Even though being a leader takes a lot of time and dedication, the journey itself is a learning experience. As a leader, you take on several responsibilities and set goals for yourself and others. It is important to ensure that your team works with you and that you build leadership capacity in each of your team members. Every hardship that you face will change you as a person, and ultimately, you will be grateful that you had taken it upon yourself to make an impact.

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Friday
Sep302016

An Interview With Esther Zynn

Esther Zynn is an accress, singer, songwriter, and classical violinist. She appears in Nickelodeon's live-action series The Other Kingdom and is set to soon release her first single and debut EP. In this interview, CK's Amrita Bhasin, 15, asked Esther about how she got her acting start, how to be successful in the entertainment industry, and more.

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Friday
Aug122016

An Interview With Firoozeh Dumas

Firoozeh Dumas is the author of the New York Times bestseller Funny in Farsi, a collection of short stories about her life growing up Iranian in America. This year, she released her first book for middle-grade readers, It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, a fictional, but semi-biographical story about an Iranian girl growing up in California in the 1970s. CK’s Eigen Escario, 13, chatted with Dumas about her latest book, her childhood, and more.

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Thursday
Aug112016

Audiobooks: Pros and Cons

Audiobooks were first invented in the 1930s in America for the blind. In the beginning, they were made on long playing records. After that, magnetic tapes were used until they were replaced by audiocassettes, which were much easier to produce and use. Audiocassettes dominated until the 1980s, which was when the compact disc came along.

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