We are loving the fact that Sydney to the Max is tackling some harder issues these past few episodes and we commend them on that. In “Do the Write Thing,” which airs June 11th there is a question if their teacher has based their assignment on race. Sydney becomes the spokesperson to talk to their teacher about the assignment. Back in Max’s story we have a case of mistaken president as a reporter runs Max’s picture instead of Leo’s for the president of the computer club.
Sydney to the Max is really doing well relating to kids and helping them navigate some complex situations and we also have the “What’s Eating Olive Rozalski?” episode on June 4th dealing with Olive’s parents splitting up. These are great storylines that will be helpful to kids if they are in a similar situation.
SYDNEY TO THE MAX – “Do the Write Thing” – Sydney suspects her teacher Ms. Anderson has assigned everyone in her class historical figures to write about based on their race. When Sydney talks to her classmates, they confirm her suspicions and explain how uncomfortable they felt when they received their assignments. The students agree it’s time to stand up for themselves and elect Sydney as their spokesperson to talk to their teacher. In the ’90s, Vice Principal Virmani arranges for a local reporter to interview Leo about his work as founder and president of the school’s computer club, the same club he encouraged his buddy Max and his cousin Alisha to join. Leo provides a great interview and highlights of his work and is excited until the story runs, incorrectly featuring a picture of Max with the title of Club President.