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Ellen Nam

Ellen is an editorial assistant at Time for Kids. Before joining TFK, Ellen graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in media, culture, and communications. She spent her first year of college in Paris, France, studying global culture and media, which sparked her interest in globalization and the media industry. In her free time, Ellen enjoys cooking (and eating), playing sports, and journaling.

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Science

Faraway Star Discovered

April 15, 2022

Astronomers have discovered the earliest, most distant star ever seen. It is nicknamed Earendel. The star formed about 13 billion years ago. It was spotted using the Hubble Space Telescope. Earendel was made visible by an effect called gravitational lensing.…

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Honoring a Legend

March 17, 2022

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first Black athlete to play modern Major League Baseball (MLB). Until then, most Black players were restricted to separate leagues. When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, in New York…

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Community

KOTY Nominee: Meet Lino

January 19, 2022

Who will become Kid of the Year for 2021? The answer will be revealed on February 9 during a TV special on Nickelodeon. In the weeks leading up to the show, we’ve been introducing the top five nominees. Read on!…

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United States

California Water Laws

January 13, 2022

New rules in California put limits on outdoor water usage. They are meant to combat drought. The State Water Resources Control Board voted for the restrictions. The votes were cast on January 4. The rules include no lawn-watering for 48…

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What's Your Story?

January 11, 2022

Have a great idea for a story? The Story Seeds Podcast pairs kids who have original ideas with professional authors. Together, they brainstorm and develop the idea. The author writes a story. Then it is read on the podcast. Sandhya…

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United States

Running Strong

November 12, 2021

About 25,000 athletes took part in the New York City Marathon, on November 7. It was the race’s 50th running. For many, the day felt like a comeback. Last year’s race was canceled because of the pandemic. This year, new…

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Magical Friendship

November 9, 2021

¡¡Manu!! is a graphic novel about a class clown. Manu has magical powers. She pulls pranks on her teachers and classmates. One day, after pranking her class, Manu loses her magic. With help from her friend Josefina, she finds a…

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Science

See You Later, Lucy!

October 21, 2021

NASA launched a robotic spacecraft called Lucy on October 16. For 12 years, Lucy will explore asteroids near Jupiter. These space rocks could reveal how planets were formed. Lucy will fly into a group of asteroids called the Trojan entourage.…

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History

Stepping Back

October 7, 2021

Scientists have analyzed footprints made thousands of years ago. They were found in White Sands National Park, in New Mexico. The tracks show that humans lived in North America some 5,000 years earlier than past evidence suggested. The prints were…

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Searching for Hope

September 22, 2021

Cuba in My Pocket follows 12-year-old Cumba from Cuba to Florida. He travels in the 1960s. Cumba must find his way in an unfamiliar place. Over time, he learns how to trust others and overcomes challenges. Adrianna Cuevas based the…

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