Inside this issue

Exclusive Kookie reader interview with KIRLI SAUNDERS, author of The Incredible Freedom Machines  •  RAD GIRLS who dance, including Eileen Kramer (103) and Stephanie Kurlow (16)  •  ALL CHANGE! about transitioning through school, with answers to the big questions  •  CONSTANCE SMALLHEART, a short story about a little girl with big talent by Deborah Abela, illustrated by Iveta Vaicule  •  GHOST HUNTER, a comic about looking for ghosts and finding friends by Sian Jefferson  •  GIVE IT A GO, set your sights on archery with Under-18 World Champion Lucy Mason  •  HERO OF HISTORY Fatima al-Fihri, who founded the world’s oldest university, in an illustrated story by Madeleine Karutz  •  MAKE IT, how to create your own zine by Kristyna Baczynski  •  Pull-out keepsake MINI POSTER by illustrator Lesley Vamos …

Plus regulars

DEBATE, are school uniforms a good idea?  •  CHANGE IT, kids tackle the issue of water scarcity  •  GROAN, readers share their most embarrassing moments  •  ASK CATHY problem page  •  PET PALS  •  COLOURING PAGE  •  QUIZ  •  PUZZLES + lots more!