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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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Arts

A New Chapter

February 2, 2024

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is Meg Medina. She’s a Cuban-American children’s book author. Medina is the first Latina to be ambassador. Her job is to inspire young readers all over the country. Sharing Stories Medina’s love of…

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Arts

Find Your Story

February 2, 2024

Storytelling is a way to connect with people. Whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, sharing stories brings people together. Meg Medina told TIME for Kids that a shared story can “help you imagine, help you feel something. And in my…

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People of the Year

December 20, 2023

Taylor Swift has been named TIME magazine’s 2023 Person of the Year. Influential people were named in other categories too. Soccer star Lionel Messi was TIME’s Athlete of the Year. The World Cup champion made headlines in 2023. His contract…

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Word of the Year

December 20, 2023

Late in 2023, Merriam-Webster announced its word of the year. It picked the word authentic. Merriam-Webster publishes dictionaries. It highlights a word every year. The choice is based on searches from the dictionary’s website. Often, the word reflects world events. …

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United States

A Big Birthday

December 20, 2023

Every February, the country celebrates Presidents’ Day. Historical groups hold special events. Schools teach about the presidents. But the holiday wasn’t always celebrated like this. Presidents’ Day began with George Washington. He was the first president of the United…

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Science

Mini Moon

November 30, 2023

On November 1, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft passed a small asteroid called Dinkinesh. The craft made an unexpected discovery. Dinkinesh has a small moon. Lucy was sent to space in 2021. The spacecraft is meant to study asteroids near Jupiter.…

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Science

Snowflake Science

November 30, 2023

Look at the snowflakes on this page. What shapes do you see? Usually, a snowflake is the shape of either a star or a column. But did you know that no two snowflakes are exactly alike? Even scientists wonder why.…

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United States

Coco's Big Win

October 12, 2023

Coco Gauff is a Grand Slam tennis champion. On September 9, she won the 2023 U.S. Open. Gauff is its youngest American winner since Serena Williams. She’s only 19 years old. Some doubted that Gauff could win. “That just put…

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Science

Tremors on the Moon

October 12, 2023

Fifty years ago, NASA sensors recorded vibrations on the moon. Scientists recently discovered what’s causing some of these “moonquakes.” In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission ended. The astronauts returned from the moon. Their landing craft stayed behind. Scientists have studied…

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Community

Being a Buddy

August 25, 2023

Sammie Vance knows it feels bad to be left out. So she has been helping kids who feel lonely make friends. Sammie is 14. When she was in the third grade, she started the Buddy Bench program. That was at…

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