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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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Young Heroes

October 30, 2019

Marvel turns from comic-book heroes to real ones in Marvel’s Hero Project. The new series on Disney+ will tell the story of 20 kids who are working to improve their communities. At the end of each episode, Marvel illustrators create…

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What's the Password?

October 23, 2019

In an ancient folktale, a giant rock blocks the entrance to a cave that’s filled with treasure. A door appears only for those who speak a secret phrase: “Open, sesame!” This is an early example of a password. Passwords have…

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Reading History

October 22, 2019

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, a picture book published in 2016, featured the stories of 100 amazing women. Now it’s a chapter-book series. Each Rebel Girls book will take a closer look at an extraordinary woman. The first two…

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Climate Hope

October 9, 2019

Mario and the Hole in the Sky is based on the true story of Mario Molina. He was a Mexican scientist who helped solve a big problem. Molina was worried about a hole in the ozone layer over our planet.…


Write Now

September 26, 2019

Want to know something special about Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, by Donna Gephart? The book’s first draft was written inside 30 days, during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge. It takes place each year in November.…

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Last Kids Standing

September 11, 2019

Jack Sullivan has survived the end of the world. Everyone in town has either been eaten by monsters or turned into a zombie. After 42 days alone, Jack learns that three of his classmates have also survived. They team up…

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A Quest for Hope

August 28, 2019

In Lalani of the Distant Sea, 12-year-old Lalani Sarita lives on the island of Sanlagita. Her life there doesn’t hold much more than mending fishing nets. When her mother gets sick, Lalani goes on a quest to a mysterious island…

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Leader of the Pack

August 28, 2019

The Lion King was one of this summer’s biggest movies. Worldwide, it made over $1 billion. The movie is a remake of the 1994 animated film. But this version is different. It uses computers to create realistic images of the…


Record-Breaking Heat

August 19, 2019

July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded. That’s according to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA announced its findings on August 15. The average worldwide temperature for July was 62.1°F. That’s.05°F higher than July 2016,…

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Jungle Adventure

August 9, 2019

Dora the Explorer isn’t just a cartoon anymore. It’s now a live-action adventure movie. In Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Dora lives in the jungle with her mom and dad. When her parents go searching for a lost…