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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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Election 2020

Election Time

October 9, 2020

President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden faced off in a debate. It was on September 29. Each made a case for why voters should pick him in the 2020 election. Trump stood by his record. He thinks…

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Election 2020

8 Questions for Molly Ball

October 8, 2020

Molly Ball is the national political correspondent at TIME, TFK’s parent publication. She’s covered many presidential elections. TFK’s Shay Maunz spoke with Ball about her job. How long have you been a journalist covering politics? I started covering politics in…

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Record Wildfires

September 11, 2020

Dozens of wildfires are tearing through California. Two of them are among the three largest in the state’s history. Those fires are burning not far from San Francisco. “The wildfire situation throughout California is dangerous and must be taken seriously,”…

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Amazing Mazes

September 2, 2020

Hiro Kamigaki grew up in Japan. As a kid, he daydreamed about visiting faraway places. Eventually, he started drawing them. “I try my best to draw interesting scenes that no one has ever seen,” he told TIME for Kids. “My…

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Election 2020

Meet the Candidates

August 28, 2020

The Democratic and Republican Parties have officially named their candidates for president and vice president of the United States. The announcements were made at political conventions. These took place in late August. Joe Biden is the Democratic Party’s nominee for…

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Out of the Wild

August 26, 2020

The One and Only Ivan is about Ivan, of course. He’s a 400-pound gorilla. Ivan lives in a shopping mall with a crew of other animals. There’s Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, Frankie the seal, Murphy the rabbit, and…

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Dancing to Her Own Beat

August 26, 2020

Lupe Wong is half Mexican, half Chinese—or, as she says, “Chinacan” or “Mexinese.” She loves sports and sci-fi. And she absolutely hates the idea of square dancing in gym class. In Lupe Wong Won’t Dance, we follow her campaign to…

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Getting the Vote

August 13, 2020

Next week marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment, which became law on August 18, 1920, gave women in the United States the right to vote. The amendment came only after…

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All Smiles

July 16, 2020

A fun way to put yourself in a good mood is by creating a mood board, sometimes called a vision board. What’s that? “It’s a collage of anything that inspires you, makes you happy, or speaks to you,” says Susie…

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Friends Forever

July 10, 2020

The first book in the Baby-Sitters Club series, Kristy’s Great Idea, was published in 1986. It told the story of a group of best friends who band together to form a babysitting service. More than a hundred books followed. Fans…

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