For the fourth year, Highlights magazine turned to our readers to ask their thoughts on subjects important to their world, and to ours. This year’s State of the Kid survey gives kids a national platform on which to share their thoughts on reading, inclusiveness and the presidency.
In the more than 55,000 letters and e-mails that kids send Highlights every year, they share their creativity, their ideas, their hopes and their fears. Reading those letters is one of the best and most rewarding things that my fellow editors and I do. Every child who writes to the magazine gets a personal response. We believe that listening is one of the greatest services we can do for children. In fact, we believe that—as grownups who work to make the world a better place for children—it is imperative that we do so.