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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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Climate Crisis

May 6, 2019

Nature is in more trouble now than ever before in human history. More than 1 million species are on the brink of extinction. And species loss is happening hundreds of times faster than it did in the past. All of…


Stepping into History

April 26, 2019

On July 20, 1969, more than 500 million people around the world watched a special event on live TV. They saw grainy black-and-white images beamed back from space. Then they heard the voice of American astronaut Neil Armstrong. He said,…



Notre Dame Burns

April 19, 2019

Notre-Dame cathedral, in Paris, France, was ravaged by fire on April 15. The building’s spire and most of its wooden roof were destroyed. But the cathedral remained standing when the blaze was put out. Its famous bell towers and much…


Food for Thought

April 15, 2019

Which foods are largely free of pesticides when they reach grocery stores? Avocados, sweet corn, and pineapples. That’s according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Each year, the EWG releases its Clean Fifteen list. The list names 15 fruits and…


Turning the Tide

April 11, 2019

The Tappan Zee Bridge, north of New York City, carried automobiles across the Hudson River for 62 years. In 2017, a new bridge replaced it. The old bridge was demolished. Workers picked apart the structure piece by piece. Now…


Waste Not

April 10, 2019

Each weekday, more than 30 million students in the United States eat meals served in school cafeterias. And when lunch is over, they fill the trash cans with uneaten food. Half-eaten apples, chicken tenders, and turkey sandwiches come at a…



Life on the Line

April 9, 2019

In 1953, a three-year war on the Korean Peninsula, in East Asia, ended with a cease-fire agreement. The agreement established an area dividing North Korea and South Korea. That area is called the demilitarized zone, or DMZ. People are forbidden…


Time Off

A New View

March 22, 2019

In the first 13 books of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, readers have gotten to know Greg Heffley, the hero and narrator. He’s a goofball who gets into trouble a lot. But the latest addition to the series…



Nobel Nomination

March 21, 2019

Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden. She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. If she wins, Greta will be the youngest-ever recipient of the award. In August 2018, Greta began staging frequent sit-ins outside…


Artifacts Unearthed

March 15, 2019

Archaeologists have discovered a trove of about 200 Mayan artifacts in a cave system in Mexico. The findings were announced on March 4. The trove includes vases and plates. Experts say they will help us better understand the Maya. The…