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Shay Maunz

Shay Maunz is an Associate Editor at TIME for Kids. Before joining TFK, in 2018, Shay was a freelance writer and editor. She’s written about everything from Sesame Street for refugee kids to rats in Vietnam, and has been published by Glamour, NPR, and Atlas Obscura. Shay grew up in West Virginia. She lives in Brooklyn with her pet poodle, Frannie.

Latest Stories

Sneak Peek: More Than Peach

November 6, 2021

Bellen Woodard is known as the world’s first crayon activist. In 2019, she started a brand of multicultural crayons called More than Peach. Last year, she was a top-five TIME Kid of the Year honoree, and she’s a 2021 TFK…


Learning to Cope

November 2, 2021

In Living with Viola, Livy is going through a lot. She’s having trouble fitting in at her new school. She’s having trouble living up to her parents’ high expectations. And there’s Viola, a shadowy version of Livy that follows her…


A Vaccine for Malaria

October 15, 2021

On October 6, the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed the first vaccine that helps protect against malaria. The WHO advises that the vaccine, Mosquirix, should be given to children in parts of Africa. Malaria is carried by mosquitoes. It kills…


A Terrifying Trip

September 21, 2021

In The Addams Family 2, your favorite creepy kids, Wednesday and Pugsley Addams, are growing up to be creepy teenagers. Their mom and dad, Morticia and Gomez, are upset to find that the kids no longer want to hang out…


After Ida

September 3, 2021

Emergency response crews have been hard at work in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Ida tore through the region. Ida barreled into Louisiana’s coast on August 29, as a Category 4 hurricane. It was one of the most powerful storms…


Ida's Path

September 3, 2021

After slamming the South, Ida crossed the northeastern U.S. on September 1 as a tropical storm. Record rainfall caused flooding in the region. At least 18 people were killed. The nearly 8.5 million residents of New York City were told…


How to Help

September 3, 2021

Many organizations are working on relief efforts in Mississippi and Louisiana. They’re looking for help. The city of New Orleans says it is unable to accept donations or volunteers. It recommends donating money to groups like United Way of Southeast…


A Day of Remembering

August 25, 2021

The events of September 11, 2001, have been called the worst attacks by terrorists in United States history. On the 20th anniversary of that terrible day, the nation will honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives. The attacks…



A Kid's Best Friend

July 7, 2021

If you have a dog, you probably feel a strong bond with it. A recent study found that this bond may be important to dogs, too. Researchers at Oregon State University looked at the relationship between kids and dogs.…


Time Off

Summer Movie Preview

April 23, 2021

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines Katie can’t wait to go to college and leave her kooky family behind. But her dad insists on one last road trip to drop Katie off at her new school. They run into trouble when…