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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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Olympic Update

January 21, 2022

Organizers of the 2022 Winter Olympics, in Beijing, China, say only “selected” spectators will be allowed to attend the Games. No tickets will be sold to the general public. The announcement was made on January 17. It’s the latest step…

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KOTY Nominee: Meet Cash

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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Time Off

Monster Mission

January 11, 2022

Dracula returns in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. It’s the fourth and final film in the series. This time, Dracula is about to hand the hotel over to his daughter, Mavis, and his son-in-law, Johnny. But when he hears some of Johnny’s…

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Health

A Disrupted Reopening

January 7, 2022

Last week, many students in the United States returned to school after winter break. They did so just as COVID-19 cases were reaching record levels. The surge in cases has been driven by the Omicron variant. It spreads more easily…

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KOTY Nominee: Meet Orion

January 6, 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’ll be introducing the top five nominees. Read on!…

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World

Fighting for Change

November 12, 2021

Government officials from 196 countries gathered for the United Nations Conference of the Parties. It was held in Glasgow, Scotland. It took place from October 31 to November 12. The conference brings world leaders together every year. They discuss how…

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Health

Creature Care

November 3, 2021

In January, eight gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in California, became the first great apes to test positive for COVID-19. “There was immediate concern,” Nadine Lamberski told TIME for Kids. She’s the chief conservation and wildlife health…

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Documenting the Truth

October 14, 2021

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on October 8. Ressa is from the Philippines. Muratov is from Russia. They were recognized for championing freedom of expression in countries where journalists have limited rights. Ressa…

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United States

Giants in Danger

September 24, 2021

California’s KNP Complex wildfire forced the evacuation of Sequoia National Park on September 14. The blaze threatened the park’s giant sequoia trees. These are some of the largest trees in the world. By September 17, the fire had reached the…

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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…

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