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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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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…

Arts

Broadway is Back

September 1, 2021

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Don Darryl Rivera played Iago in Disney’s Broadway show Aladdin. He recently visited his dressing room in New York City. Nothing had changed. “It was exactly how I left it,” he told TIME for Kids. “My…

United States

Calling for Change

April 23, 2021

On March 28, Mina Fedor, 12, led a rally with her friends Bee, Anna, Juno, and Mila. It took place in Berkeley, California. More than 1,200 people joined them. The girls led a crowd onto a bridge across a freeway.…

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Spring Reading

April 21, 2021

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Here are three recent books with AAPI themes or characters. Which one would you like to read? The Last Fallen Star In The Last Fallen Star, 12-year-old Korean-American Riley Oh…

World

The Passing of a Royal

April 16, 2021

On April 9, the United Kingdom’s royal family announced the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was 99. Philip was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He served as a naval officer in World War II. He…

Environment

Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 8, 2021

On Earth Day, people around the world work to help our planet. But April 22 isn’t the only day this happens. Many people, including kids, protect the Earth all year long. Read about five inspiring Kid Heroes for the Planet,…

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On Planet Earth

April 6, 2021

For our Earth Day special issue, we’re featuring three new books about our home—and the plants and animals that live here. Hello, Earth! Hello, Earth! Poems to Our Planet explores the extraordinary place we call home. Each poem is dedicated…

Technology

Fashion Forward

March 18, 2021

Matthew Walzer was born with cerebral palsy. The disability affects his walking, balance, and fine motor skills. “There were different things I had to do and use, to overcome [my challenges],” he told TIME for Kids. By 16, Walzer was…

Science

Observing the Outdoors

March 10, 2021

Look outside. What do you see? Are there birds in the trees? Are there bugs crawling around? What can you discover about these creatures by watching them? With The Outdoor Scientist, you’ll learn to make scientific observations about the natural…

Business

Short on Change

February 10, 2021

Jiyoon Han’s family owns Bean & Bean Coffee Roasters, a chain of coffee shops in New York and New Jersey. Some of them were closed for months because of COVID-19. When they reopened, employees had a problem: They kept running…