With every decade comes a new crop of hot young It girls, and sometimes, it can be hard to keep up — but some smart, stunning young stars are aiming to inspire hearts and minds just by being themselves. Such is the case with teenage phenoms like The Hunger Games' Amandla Stenberg, who made waves earlier this year with her heartfelt and eloquent video project on cultural appropriation. It only makes sense that the 16-year-old keeps company like Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka, Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard, and equally intelligent celebrity kids like Willow Smith and Lily-Rose Depp. We've rounded up eight young stars who we wish we could have at our cafeteria lunch table. Keep reading to get to know them now, then check out even more celebrity kids to follow on Instagram.
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