Maria Reppas

Maria Reppas

Maria Reppas is a freelance writer who lived in Iowa from 1978 to 1999. She lives with her husband and son on the East Coast. Visit her website at


We let teens fire guns. Why are we afraid to let them read books?

By: - February 5, 2022

Similar to the rest of the United States, my home state of Iowa cannot make up its mind about how to treat our children and teenagers. In Iowa, children aged 10-15 can legally deliver newspapers and complete other light work for a few hours during the week and more hours on the weekend.  Iowans who […]