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Kio Herrera

Kio Herrera is an Editorial Assistant at TIME for Kids. Prior to joining the TFK staff in 2016, Kio was a book editor at Penguin Random House. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Fordham University, in New York City. Some of Kio’s favorite assignments for TFK include interviewing Olympic athletes, film actors, and authors. In her free time, you’ll find Kio photographing her New York City neighborhood or trying out a new recipe.

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Ruby Bridges

January 1, 2020

In 1960, Ruby Bridges (September 8, 1954—) walked through the doors of William Frantz Elementary School, in New Orleans, Louisiana. By doing so, she became the first African-American student to attend an all-white elementary school in the Southern United States.…


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Living Legend

April 17, 2019

I Am Hermes! opens on Mount Olympus, the cloud-covered home of the Greek gods. Hermes, the son of Zeus and Nymph Maia, has just been born. It’s not long before he says his first word: “Gimme!” That same day, the…


Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 11, 2019

Earth Day is April 22. On this day, people around the world focus on environmental issues. But you don’t have to wait for Earth Day to take action. You can improve our planet every day of the year. TIME for…


Thrill of the Hunt

March 14, 2019

Lauren McGough has always been interested in birds. Growing up in Oklahoma, she spent time bird-watching. She also read about people who hunted with birds during the Middle Ages. “A lot of falconers will tell you that we were…


8 Questions for Elisabeth Anisimow

March 7, 2019

Twelve-year-old Elisabeth Anisimow’s work has been seen around the world. The California-based artist spoke with TFK’s Kio Herrera about her process and her Living Art series, in which she paints live models in historic settings. 1. How did you first…


Engineering Our World

February 22, 2019

“We’re called civil engineers because we engineer civilization.” These are the words of Yung Koprowski. She’s one of the many civil engineers who create and maintain the infrastructure of our towns and cities. Each type of civil engineer contributes to…



8 Questions for Evan Barnard

February 14, 2019

When he was a kid, Evan Barnard, now 19, learned that someone had damaged a Braille nature trail. People who are blind or have low vision use these trails to explore nature. Barnard helped fix the trail. Then he created…

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All Hail the Kid King!

January 16, 2019

A legend gets a modern retelling in The Kid Who Would Be King, in theaters on January 25. The film is based on the classic story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The movie follows Alex,…


An Oasis on Wheels

November 30, 2018

In 2011, Josh Trautwein was a nutrition educator in Boston, Massachusetts. He wanted to teach kids how to live healthy lives. Then the neighborhood’s only grocery store closed. As a result, families were having a tough time finding fresh fruits…


Reclaiming the Past

November 2, 2018

Note: This article may be sensitive to Hopi people. The Native American exhibit at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin, Germany, has hundreds of items on display. They include clay pots and woven baskets. Many of the items were collected in…