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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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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…


Fire Alarm

August 30, 2019

On the afternoon of August 19, smoke and ash filled the sky over São Paulo, Brazil. The smoke was coming from the Amazon rain forest, hundreds of miles away. There, a record number of fires were raging, with little effort…


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Test Your Knowledge

August 29, 2019

Do you know what year William Shakespeare was born? Or the name of the first woman to fly across the Pacific Ocean? What was Thomas Edison’s first invention? If you can answer these questions, you might be ready for the…


Sailing for the Planet

August 14, 2019

Today, Greta Thunberg set sail for the United States. The 16-year-old climate activist is traveling across the Atlantic Ocean on a sailboat. She is heading for New York City. She will attend a United Nations climate-change summit there in September.…


Hong Kong Protests Continue

August 5, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong gathered in large numbers on Monday. They staged demonstrations at shopping malls, at government offices, and on a major highway. In many places, the protests grew chaotic. Dozens of people were arrested. Police officers released tear…

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Out of this World

July 12, 2019

On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy (now Cape Canaveral), in Florida. Four days later, Apollo’s lunar module landed at its destination. When Neil Armstrong emerged, he made history as the first person to…

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Telescope Dispute

June 24, 2019

A giant telescope will be built on Mauna Kea, a dormant Hawaiian volcano that some people consider sacred. Hawaii governor David Ige announced on June 20 that construction of the telescope had been approved. It’s called the Thirty Meter Telescope,…


Hope at Notre-Dame

June 17, 2019

On Saturday, the first mass was held at Notre-Dame cathedral since the church was ravaged by fire in April. The service took place in a small side chapel. For security reasons, only about 30 people were allowed to attend. They…

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Tornadoes Strike

May 28, 2019

A string of tornadoes hit Indiana and Ohio Monday night. They damaged buildings, toppled trees, and caused injuries. One death has been reported. The Indiana and Ohio tornadoes were part of a larger system of severe weather that hit the…


Art World Record

May 16, 2019

A shiny silver bunny sculpture just set a world record. The sculpture, titled Rabbit, sold at Christie’s auction house in New York on Wednesday for $91.1 million. Rabbit is the most expensive work of art by a living artist ever…