At the ripe old age of 7, Big Boy has just had his first magazine article published! It is in the March issue of Buzz magazine, a hyper-local Houston neighbourhood magazine with a circulation of over 58,000 (it is delivered to 58,000 homes and available at local stores and businesses as well). Here is a link to their website but his article isn't on it: http://thebuzzmagazines.com.
His article is about Chinese New Year and he worked very hard on it. He took out a bunch of books from the library (he even learned how to put them on hold by himself), read them, and then condensed the information into an article. He ran into a bit of frustration when the content of the books varied between books (sometimes the facts didn't match), and he also found it difficult to write to a specific word limit, but he worked through it. His article is informative and interesting - he talks about the history of the holiday as well as many modern practices.
We are all so proud of him....I requested a bunch of extra copies and I think I will have his framed! He is also very proud of himself. He took our (only) copy of the magazine to school to show his teacher today.