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Rebecca Mordechai

Rebecca Mordechai is a writer at TIME for Kids. She joined the staff in 2018. She is a former English teacher with a master’s degree in English education from Brooklyn College. When she was a teacher, she enjoyed reading TFK as much as her students. Now, she loves writing about kids and adults who use their creativity to bring positive change to the world.

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Taking a Stand

September 15, 2021

Last year, a 9-year-old boy from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, set up a lemonade stand. He got lots of customers. “They all took a sip of lemonade and either gave a thumbs-up or said it was really good!” he told TIME for…


Should Kids Run Businesses?

September 15, 2021

Running a business can be both complicated and rewarding. Should kids be allowed to take on that task? Some say running a business lets kids earn money and learn how to manage it. It’s never too early to pick up…

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Her Turn at Bat

September 14, 2021

In Nic Stone’s Fast Pitch, Shenice Lockwood is captain of the Fulton Firebirds. It’s the first all-Black team in Georgia’s Dixie Youth Softball Association. Shenice is determined to take her team to the championship. But she loses focus after learning…

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Crowd Control

September 3, 2021

Hugh Kim started planning his summer vacation in March. One destination topped the list: Glacier National Park. That’s in Montana. Kim lives in New York City. He reserved his tickets online. He had to be quick. “There were around 4,000…



Gorgeous Galaxy

September 2, 2021

Nicolas Economou is a photographer. He captured this shot of the Milky Way galaxy on August 16, near Nikiti, Greece. Our solar system is in the Milky Way. Because of the pandemic, Greece has not been overcrowded with tourists. Fewer…

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Happy Hikers

August 26, 2021

On August 9, Harvey Sutton, 5, became one of the youngest people ever to complete the Appalachian Trail. The trail is the world’s longest hiking-only footpath. One end is at Springer Mountain. That’s in Georgia. The other is atop Mount…

Ready, Set, Sail!

July 23, 2021

This spring, 12 sailing teams from around the world competed in the first-ever Ocean Race Europe. The race set off from Lorient, France, on May 29. Teams of six to 10 people spent 22 days sailing the Atlantic Ocean and…


My Cool Job: Roller Coaster Engineer

June 1, 2021

Larry Chickola is the vice president and chief corporate engineer of Six Flags theme parks. He spoke to TFK’s Rebecca Mordechai about his job. I’ve always loved theme parks. Growing up, I would visit Cedar Point amusement park, in Sandusky,…


Space Flight

April 22, 2021

On April 19, NASA’s helicopter Ingenuity (shown in flight in a series of images) took off on Mars. This was the first powered flight by an aircraft on a planet other than Earth. The four-pound helicopter spent 39 seconds in…


Reimagining Cities

April 22, 2021

Having everything you need close to home could make you healthier. It could even build stronger bonds between you and your neighbors. This is the idea behind the 15-minute city. It’s a place where people can get all the services…