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Constance Gibbs

Constance Gibbs is a writer for TIME for Kids. Before that, she was a features writer for the New York Daily News and an editor for the website Black Girl Nerds. Connie is a native New Yorker who received a degree in media, culture, and communications from NYU before dabbling in freelance writing. Connie loves TV, science-fiction/fantasy in all media, and photography.

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Leading the Way

February 9, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are three new books that honor the contributions of Black Americans. Which one would you like to read first? Sprouting Wings Sprouting Wings, by Louisa Jaggar and Shari Becker, tells the true story of…

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A Seat at the Table

December 11, 2020

There’s a new statue in Central Park, in New York City. It marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. In 1920, that amendment gave women the right to vote. The monument features Sojourner Truth,…

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Incredible Kids: Za’nia Stinson

November 12, 2020

Who’ll become the Kid of the Year? The answer will be revealed December 4 on an hour-long TV special on Nickelodeon. Read about Za’nia Stinson, one of the top 20 finalists, below. When Za’nia was a baby, she lived in…

Science

Seeking a Covid-19 Cure

October 22, 2020

A 14-year-old from Frisco, Texas, has won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge. On October 14, Anika Chebrolu was announced as America’s Top Young Scientist. Her research could lead to a treatment for COVID-19. Anika found a molecule that can…

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Incredible Kids: Bellen Woodard

October 22, 2020

Who’ll become the Kid of the Year? The answer will be revealed December 4 on an hour-long TV special on Nickelodeon. Read about Bellen Woodard, one of the top 20 finalists, below. Bellen, from Leesburg, Virginia, calls herself the world’s…

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Reading Roundup

September 23, 2020

A magical quest, middle school drama, and a feathered serpent fill the pages of three new graphic novels. Find out more about these illustrated stories. Travel Partners Set off on a quest in the new graphic novel Lightfall: The Girl…

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Southern Storm

September 18, 2020

Hurricane Sally made landfall near Pensacola, Florida, on September 16. It brought heavy rain. Winds reached 100 miles per hour. At press time, Sally was expected to move across Alabama and into Georgia. The storm moved slowly. It crawled at…

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Fighting the Darkness

September 16, 2020

In the new novel Maya and the Rising Dark, Maya thinks she’s a normal girl who lives in Chicago, Illinois. But then she learns that her father has magical powers. He’s been using them to guard a veil between the…

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Staying Connected

September 11, 2020

Maggie Weymouth, 8, says her friends used to love playing with her chickens. She lives on a farm in Clarence, New York. But Maggie’s friends haven’t been able to come around lately. She misses spending time with kids her own…

Technology

Car Takes Flight

September 3, 2020

Flying cars are no longer a dream of the future. SkyDrive Inc., in Japan, announced on August 28 that a pilot had successfully flown one of its cars. There are more than 100 flying-car projects in the world, according to…