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Musical Revolution

July 2, 2020

A new live musical is coming to Disney+. It’s Hamilton, the Broadway show that premiered in 2015. The show is about Alexander Hamilton, the first treasury secretary of the United States. It begins with Hamilton’s arrival in New York from…

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Through a Writer's Eyes

July 2, 2020

Writers are often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” Many say ideas spring from paying close attention to what’s around us. Depending on the kind of writing you do, the spark of inspiration can lead to very different results.…

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From Me to You

July 2, 2020

When I was 9 years old, I received my first handmade card. It was from a classmate. He had just moved to New Jersey from South Korea. He had a hard time adjusting to his new school, and I helped…

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Finding the Right Words

July 1, 2020

A marker, a magazine or newspaper, and a little imagination. That’s all it takes to create blackout, or redacted, poetry. But the effort can yield surprising results. Naomi Shihab Nye is the Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate. TIME for…

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How to Write Funny

July 1, 2020

What sorts of things do you find funny? Think about the last thing that really made you laugh. Humor is all around, if you look at life through a comedic lens. You might read, hear, or notice something that you…

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TFK Reads: Stand Up, Yumi Chung!

June 30, 2020

Looking for a good book this summer? TIME for Kids is here to help. Our editors selected 10 of the most exciting books of the season. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to get…

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Start Here

June 29, 2020

If you want to become a better writer, the most important thing to do is practice writing. Getting started is the hardest part. But we’ve got some tips. Author Lamar Giles says that as a young writer, he worried…

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Becoming a Poet

June 29, 2020

Kwame Alexander is the award-winning author of The Undefeated, the Crossover series, and many other books. This fall, he’ll release a new book with author James Patterson called Becoming Muhammed Ali. It’s a biographical novel about the boxing legend. For…

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Sharing Stories

June 29, 2020

What first comes to mind when you think of a writer? Perhaps it’s your favorite author or someone who works for a newspaper or magazine. But writers work on all sorts of things. They help create the games we play…

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Just Six Words

June 29, 2020

Updated June 29, 2020 Writer and journalist Larry Smith asks an interesting question: “Can you describe your life story in six words?” He leads a project called Six-Word Memoirs. A memoir is a story about the writer’s experiences. The project…

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Keep Cool

June 29, 2020

Fourteen-year-old Paul Kimball has been cooking since elementary school. “Food is always better when you make it yourself,” he told TIME for Kids. “And I like being able to share food with friends and family members, and see their faces…

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Making Music

June 26, 2020

Daniel Tashian is a songwriter. He’s written songs for famous musicians such as Kacey Musgraves and Brett Eldredge. This month, he released Mr. Moonlight. It’s a new album he wrote with his three daughters: Tigerlily, Tinkerbell, and Matilda. The album…

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Lost and Found

June 25, 2020

A team of biologists recently studied rainfrogs in the forests of northern Ecuador. While doing so, they made a surprising discovery: a Mindo harlequin toad. The creature hadn’t been seen alive in 30 years. The scientists couldn’t believe their eyes.…

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Baseball Returns

June 24, 2020

Back in March, the Major League Baseball (MLB) season was put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the league announced its comeback. The season is set to begin in late July and run until September 27. It…

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Pandemic Report

June 23, 2020

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic continues to grow. On June 21, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 183,000 cases, the largest increase in new COVID-19 infections ever counted in a single day. The total global number of cases to…

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Malala Graduates

June 22, 2020

When Malala Yousafzai was 11 years old, she spoke out against the Taliban, an extremist group that does not believe in a girl’s right to education. Last week, at 22 years old, she graduated from Oxford University, in England. Yousafzai…

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Age of Action

June 19, 2020

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is a fantasy television show about a girl named Kipo. When the show began, Kipo was living underground, where it was safe for humans. In Season 1, Kipo travels to the surface in search…

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Celebrating Juneteenth

June 18, 2020

On June 16, Virginia governor Ralph Northam made an announcement. The state would move to recognize June 19, or Juneteenth, as a paid state holiday. The next day, New York governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted that he’d do the same in…

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Bike Boom

June 18, 2020

It was March when much of the world began to lock down to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The pandemic forced gyms to close. It made people fearful of public transit. And it left families cooped up at home…

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News from Our Readers

June 18, 2020

What are your thoughts, feelings, and opinions about the global coronavirus emergency? We asked our readers to let us know at tfkeditors@time.com, with the permission of a parent, teacher, or guardian. Here, we'll share some responses. Updated June 18 From…

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