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This Week in TFK History: Million Man March

September 3, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

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Amazing Mazes

September 2, 2020

Hiro Kamigaki grew up in rural Japan. As a kid, he daydreamed about visiting faraway places. Eventually, he started drawing them. “I try my best to draw interesting scenes that no one has ever seen,” he told TIME for Kids.…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Afton

September 1, 2020

Meet Afton Campbell, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Afton is 12 years old and lives in Surprise, Arizona. She loves to cook and play the piano. Afton also enjoys…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Pranav

September 1, 2020

Meet Pranav Mukhi, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Pranav is 10 years old and lives in South Setauket, New York. He loves to swim and hopes to interview Olympian…

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School Interrupted

August 28, 2020

Esteban Tarango, 12, was excited to make new friends when he started middle school this year, in Tempe, Arizona. Instead, his school year kicked off in front of a computer screen. “I’m honestly kind of sad,” Esteban told TIME for…

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Meet the Candidates

August 28, 2020

The Democratic and Republican Parties have officially named their candidates for president and vice president of the United States. The announcements were made at political conventions in late August. Joe Biden is the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. He accepted…

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Lightning Fires

August 28, 2020

A firefighter battles a blaze in Santa Cruz County, California, on August 20. At press time, more than 14,000 firefighters were trying to stop two dozen major fires in the state. At least 100,000 people had fled their homes. Many…

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Meet Our Kid Reporters

August 27, 2020

This year’s TFK Kid Reporters were chosen from more than 200 applicants. The crew will report on local and national news for TIME for Kids. Here are some fun facts about our new reporters. Check out timeforkids.com to read about…

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Animals Decide

August 27, 2020

Groups of people sometimes need to make decisions. Students might take a class vote on what book to read or game to play. This year, Americans will vote to decide who will be president. But humans aren’t the only creatures…

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Listen to This

August 27, 2020

Alexis Bumah, 12, slides her mom’s work headset over her ears. At her home in Dayton, Ohio, Alexis can hear the voice of Eshaan Mani. Eshaan, 14, is using his gaming headset to call in from Houston, Texas. The TFK…

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Out of the Wild

August 26, 2020

The One and Only Ivan is about Ivan, of course: a 400-pound silverback gorilla. Ivan lives in a shopping mall with a crew of other animals. There’s Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, Frankie the seal, Murphy the rabbit, and…

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Dancing to Her Own Beat

August 26, 2020

Lupe Wong is half Mexican, half Chinese—or, as she says, “Chinacan” or “Mexinese.” She loves sports and sci-fi. And she absolutely hates the idea of square dancing in gym class. In Lupe Wong Won’t Dance, we follow her campaign to…

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Unconventional Conventions

August 21, 2020

It’s convention time! The Democratic National Convention kicks off today, August 17, and runs through Thursday, August 20. The Republican National Convention begins next week. It runs from August 24 to 27. Here are three things you need to know…

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This Is Michelle: Read the Story of Michelle Obama

August 17, 2020

Michelle Robinson was born in 1964. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago in a tiny apartment. Her family was very close and ate dinner together as often as possible. Michelle and her brother were allowed to watch…

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This is Stephanie: Read the Story of Stephanie Kwolek

August 17, 2020

Stephanie Louise Kwolek was born in the small town of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, in 1923. Her parents were Polish immigrants. Stephanie’s school was so small that two grades were taught in one classroom. Stephanie was different from her classmates.…

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This is Rosa: Read the Story of Rosa Parks

August 17, 2020

Rosa McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1913. When she was 2, her parents separated. Rosa moved with her mother to Pine Level, Alabama, to live with her grandparents. Rosa’s mother taught school in another town. She was able…

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This is Grace: Read the Story of Grace Hopper

August 17, 2020

Grace Murray was born in New York City in 1906. In an era when girls were expected to play house, Grace loved climbing trees, hiking, sailing, and reading. She also played basketball, hockey, and water polo—none of which was a…

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This is Amelia: Read the Story of Amelia Earhart

August 17, 2020

Amelia Earhart, known as Meelie when she was a child, loved to be swept away on adventures. Her father was a lawyer who worked for the Rock Island Railroad in Kansas City, Missouri. As the daughter of a railroad employee,…

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This is Patsy: Read the Story of Patsy Takemoto Mink

August 17, 2020

Patsy Takemoto Mink was born on the island of Maui, in Hawaii, in 1927. Her family lived on a sugar plantation, where her father worked as a civil engineer and surveyor. Patsy inherited his curiosity. And she couldn’t help but…

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