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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.

Latest Stories


Closing the Gap

January 16, 2020

Students in Talladega County, Alabama, are given a laptop or a tablet. They use them in class and at home. But Talladega County is in rural Alabama. Many students live in small towns or in the countryside. Internet access is…


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What's She Building in There?

January 8, 2020

Penny Rose is new in town. She has no friends, and spends most of her time in a shed in the backyard. There, she plays around with tools and junk parts to create her own robots. One day, she stumbles…



Venice Floods

November 27, 2019

Officials in Venice, Italy, are working to fast-track a project to protect the city from floods. This comes after record flooding last month. The trouble began on November 12. Venice had its highest tide in 50 years. The water came…


GM Strike Ends

November 1, 2019

General Motors (GM) workers approved a new contract with the company on October 26. This ended a 40-day autoworker strike. When employees have a dispute with their employer, they may go on strike. They protest by refusing to work. The…


Kids Decide

October 31, 2019

P.S. 139 is in Brooklyn, New York. It has a school garden where students grow fruits and vegetables. It also has a school cookbook filled with recipes that use those foods. And it has a technology club, a soccer club,…


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California Fires

October 18, 2019

A wildfire began on October 10 in Southern California. More than 100,000 people were forced to leave their homes. The Saddleridge Fire tore across more than 12 square miles around Los Angeles. It damaged at least 58 buildings. The fire…



Tech for Trees

October 17, 2019

In 2012, Topher White visited a wildlife sanctuary in Indonesia. He was hiking through the rain forest when he came across a man cutting down a huge tree. White was watching illegal logging in action. Illegal logging is a big…


Youth in Action

October 10, 2019

Leading climate activists gathered at the United Nations (U.N.) Youth Climate Summit, in New York City, on September 21. Of about one thousand attendees, 42 were under the age of 18. They were invited to the summit after being nominated…


Food for Good

September 27, 2019

In late August, Hurricane Dorian formed over the Atlantic Ocean. The storm hit the Bahamas on September 1. It leveled buildings, flooded neighborhoods, and killed 51 people. Many regions were left without power or water. As soon as the storm…



On Strike

September 20, 2019

Across the globe, hundreds of thousands of young people are taking to the streets today, urging world leaders to address climate change. Many of the protesters are kids and teens. They’re skipping school to take part in the Global Climate…