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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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History

A Message From the Past

January 19, 2023

On January 17, archaeologists in Norway said they had found the world’s oldest rune stone. The flat rock is etched with runes. These are letters from an ancient Scandinavian language. They could have been carved 2,000 years ago. “This…

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Technology

Social-Media Lawsuit

January 12, 2023

The public school district of Seattle, Washington, is suing social-media companies. These include Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube. A mental health crisis is affecting kids. Social media is a major cause, the district says. The lawsuit was filed on January…

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World

Ancient Object Returned

January 5, 2023

On January 2, officials in Egypt said a stolen sarcophagus had finally been returned. Investigators say the ancient coffin was smuggled. It was brought to the United States in 2008. It has been at the Houston Museum of Natural Science,…

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World

TIME Person of the Year

December 16, 2022

On December 7, Volodymyr Zelensky was named TIME magazine’s 2022 Person of the Year. He is the president of Ukraine. “Person of the Year has always been an occasion to step back and think about the year through the lens…

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Environment

Prizewinners

December 9, 2022

The second annual Earthshot prizes have been awarded. A ceremony was held on December 2, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Earthshot charity was founded by Prince William, of the United Kingdom (U.K.). It awards $1.2 million each to five projects. …

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Time Off

Adventure Awaits

December 7, 2022

A storybook adventure comes to life in My Father’s Dragon. The new animated film tells a moving story about friendship. It’s based on a Newbery honor–winning children’s novel by Ruth Stiles Gannett. Jacob Tremblay, 16, stars as Elmer Elevator. Elmer’s…

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Environment

More Species Protected

December 1, 2022

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was held last month in Panama. The international conference set new protections for some 500 species. Many were animals. They have been hunted and sold as…

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Kids in the Kitchen

November 9, 2022

Dana Bowen (left) and Sara Kate Gillingham want to empower kids. Since 2017, they’ve run a cooking school for children in New York. Now they’re sharing their lessons in a new cookbook. It’s called Dynamite Kids Cooking School. “Each…

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United States

Got Butter?

November 3, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture tracks the butter supply. It’s lower than usual this year. It fell about 20% from 2021. One cause is a slowdown in milk production. Also, the cost of cow feed has gone up. Experts…

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In the Field

November 3, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Growing up, Danielle Belleny was “always outdoors, messing with plants and…

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