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NewsDepth 2021-2022 | Episode 9

In this week's episode, a Japanese princess gives up her royal position and life in her home country for love. Meanwhile, in the United Arab Emirates, the world's largest solar power farm is collecting huge amounts of energy.

Plus, Claudette Colvin was only 15 when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. We learn her story and why today she is asking for her crime to be erased.

Finally, this season we're going to be highlighting different children's authors in a series of  Sketchbook segments. First up is Latinx author Fredrick Luis Aldama sharing his book "The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie."

abdicate (verb): To step down from the position as a leader in a country.

protagonist (noun): is a main or leading character in a book

segregation (noun): The forced separation of people based on their race. The Civil Rights act in 1964 ended the practice of segregation in the United States

Veterans Day (noun): A holiday in the United States held on November 11 to celebrate the men and women who fought for our country

We learn about Veterans Day. Now we want you to:  Tell us about a veteran in your life! Be sure to include their name, what branch of the military they served in, and why they are special to you!

You can use the inbox form to submit your answers. We will share some of your best letters in the next episode.

For this week’s poll, we want to know:  What example of green energy do you see in your neighborhood? Solar panels, hybrid/electric cars, wind turbines, none.  Click here to vote!