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Shay Maunz

Shay Maunz is an Associate Editor at TIME for Kids. Before joining TFK, in 2018, Shay was a freelance writer and editor. She’s written about everything from Sesame Street for refugee kids to rats in Vietnam, and has been published by Glamour, NPR, and Atlas Obscura. Shay grew up in West Virginia. She lives in Brooklyn with her pet poodle, Frannie.

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Leading America

January 22, 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Biden won the presidential election in November, defeating Donald Trump. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C. He…

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Presidential Inauguration

January 20, 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol building, in Washington, D.C. In his inaugural address, he called for unity. “Today, on…

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TFK Explains: Trump's Impeachment

January 14, 2021

On January 13, the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump. What is impeachment? If a United States president is suspected of committing “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” the Constitution gives the House…

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You Can Do It

January 13, 2021

Go to the window. Look outside. Are there clouds in the sky? How many? Are they puffy? Are they wispy? Are they blocking sunlight? Or are they letting it through? NASA scientists are interested in your answers. They’re using the…

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Georgia Votes

January 8, 2021

The Democratic Party will control both chambers of the United States Congress for the next two years. That is the result of two runoff elections for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. They took place on January 5. Two Democrats were…

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Media Literacy

TFK Turns 25

December 9, 2020

This year, TIME for Kids celebrates its 25th birthday. A lot has happened in the last quarter century. Presidents have been elected. Milestones have been reached. Tragedies have struck. People have come together to solve problems. The whole time, TFK…

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Election 2020

A Winning Team

November 13, 2020

On November 7, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris celebrated their win, in Wilmington, Delaware. They will be sworn in on January 20, 2021. They will take office at an important moment in U.S. history. Biden and Harris…

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History's Mysteries

November 11, 2020

As a kid, Victor Escandell enjoyed mysteries and detective stories. He also loved riddles, even though he often couldn’t solve them. “I’ve never been very good at logic exercises,” the artist told TIME for Kids. “I prefer using my imagination.”…

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Election 2020

What Else Did People Vote On?

November 5, 2020

In addition to voting for president, voters chose state and local leaders. These included governors, mayors, and judges. Voters also chose members of the United States Congress. Congress is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. In total,…

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Nobel Prize Win

October 16, 2020

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on October 9. It went to the World Food Programme (WFP). WFP is a United Nations agency. It provides emergency help to people who don’t have access to food. Its efforts have come…

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