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Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez is a Staff Writer at TIME for Kids. She joined the staff in 2022. A recent graduate from Johns Hopkins University, she earned a bachelor's degree in Writing Seminars and Film and Media Studies. She is also a traditionally published YA author. In her free time, she love reading books, watching TV, and writing.

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Space-Station Arrival

March 9, 2023

Four new astronauts arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on March 3. They’ll do six months of research. The crew includes scientists from the United States, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sultan al-Neyadi is just the second…


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Animals Young and Old

March 8, 2023

In her latest book— How Old Is a Whale? —Lily Murray looks at the life spans and life cycles of 27 animals, beginning with the adult mayfly. Some mayflies live for just five minutes. Others last up to 24 hours.…



Chemical Cleanup

March 3, 2023

Cleanup of toxic waste continues in East Palestine, Ohio, after a fiery freight-train derailment last month. Tons of solid and liquid waste have been moved by truck to treatment sites. On February 3, 38 freight cars went off the tracks.…


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Spring Ahead

March 2, 2023

On March 12, clocks in the United States and at least 60 other countries “spring forward” one hour for daylight saving time (DST). We lose an hour of sleep. But we get more daylight until November, when clocks “fall back”…



Jupiter’s New Moons

February 16, 2023

Astronomers have discovered 12 more moons orbiting Jupiter. The planet’s moon count now stands at 92. That’s more than any other planet in our solar system. The new moons were spotted using telescopes in Hawaii and Chile. It took scientists…


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State of the Union

February 9, 2023

President Joe Biden gave his State of the Union address on February 7. He spoke before Congress at the United States Capitol. Much of the speech focused on the economy. Biden said his policies have created millions of jobs. He…



A New Chapter

February 9, 2023

On January 24, Meg Medina was inaugurated as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The ceremony was held at the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C. Medina is a Cuban-American children’s book author and John Newbery Medal–winner. She’s the…



A Message From the Past

January 19, 2023

On January 17, archaeologists in Norway said they had found the world’s oldest rune stone. The flat rock is etched with runes. These are letters from an ancient Scandinavian language. They could have been carved 2,000 years ago. “This may…



Social-Media Lawsuit

January 12, 2023

The public school district of Seattle, Washington, is suing the companies that own Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube. It claims that social-media platforms are a major cause of a mental health crisis affecting kids. The lawsuit was filed…



Ancient Object Returned

January 5, 2023

On January 2, officials in Egypt said an ancient sarcophagus had finally been returned. It was stolen years ago. Investigators say the coffin was smuggled into the United States in 2008. It has been at the Houston Museum of Natural…