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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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Technology

Rising Water

April 7, 2020

If nothing is done to stop rising sea levels, the homes of 200 million people could be underwater by the year 2100. That’s according to a study in the scientific magazine Nature Communications. The study was published in October. Climate…

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Business

Comic Craze!

March 20, 2020

When Raina Telgemeier was a kid in the 1980s, she fell in love with comics. “They were the perfect combination of all the things I liked: characters and stories and humor and artwork,” she told TIME for Kids. But she…

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8 Questions for Jerry Craft

March 20, 2020

Jerry Craft is the author of New Kid. It’s a graphic novel about an African-American boy who feels out of place in his mostly white school. In 2019, New Kid became the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal,…

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Cool Careers

March 18, 2020

What do you want to be when you grow up? When Natalie Labarre was a kid, she hated that question. None of the careers she knew about—like being a doctor or lawyer—seemed like something she wanted to do. “But when…

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Health

Protecting the Public

March 12, 2020

As the new coronavirus travels around the world, communities are taking steps to stop its spread. The new virus was first found in China in December. Since then, the virus has spread quickly. It causes the disease COVID-19. By March…

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United States

All-Star Face-Off

February 21, 2020

Basketball stars came together in Chicago, Illinois, on February 16. They were there for the NBA All-Star Game. The game has been played every year since 1951. Teams are made of the NBA’s top players. This year, Team LeBron played…

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Technology

Cyber School

February 21, 2020

A United States Coast Guard facility was attacked in December 2019. Its monitoring systems, cameras, and doors stopped working. The source of the attack? An employee had opened an email and clicked on a link. The link contained malware. Malware…

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Defining Change

February 11, 2020

In Dictionary for a Better World, words are defined and organized in alphabetical order. But that’s the end of the similarities between this new book and a traditional dictionary. This one’s filled with art, poems, stories, and quotes from famous…

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United States

Ready, Set, Count!

January 24, 2020

On an island in Alaska, the 2020 U.S. Census is underway. Census workers started counting residents of Toksook Bay on January 21. The census happens every 10 years. It’s an official count of people living in the U.S. The first…

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Seeing Both Sides

January 22, 2020

The narrator of Sunnyside Plaza is 19-year-old Sally Miyake. She lives at Sunnyside Plaza, a group home for people with developmental disabilities. Sal has trouble understanding some things, but she has many gifts. “I can’t read,” she explains, “but I…

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