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Short on Change

February 10, 2021

Jiyoon Han’s family owns Bean & Bean Coffee Roasters, a chain of coffee shops in New York and New Jersey. Some of them were closed for months because of COVID-19. When they reopened, employees had a problem: They kept running…

Debate

Do We Still Need Movie Theaters?

November 11, 2020

On October 5, Regal announced plans to temporarily close all of its theaters in the United States. Because of the coronavirus pandemic and a surge in home-streaming, many people are no longer going out to see movies. Instead, they’re watching…

People

TFK Talks with Apple’s Tim Cook

September 29, 2020

On September 15, Tech giant Apple announced its new products at a special event broadcast online. Usually, events like this are held live, in person, and are packed with reporters. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company did things…

People

Sharing Stories

June 29, 2020

What first comes to mind when you think of a writer? Maybe it’s your favorite author or someone who works for a newspaper or magazine. But writers work on all sorts of things. They help create the games we play…

Transportation

Bike Boom

June 18, 2020

It was March when much of the world began to lock down to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The pandemic forced gyms to close. It made people fearful of public transit. And it left families cooped up at home…

Animals

World Wild Web

May 5, 2020

Zoos and aquariums around the world are closed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Without the money they normally bring in from ticket sales, many are struggling financially. So some of these institutions are turning to the Internet. They’re finding…

Books

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,…

Places

Going Cashless

March 12, 2020

Picture this: You saved up your allowance. You finally have enough money to buy that toy or game you’ve been dreaming of. You go to the store and find the item. But when you get to the register to pay,…

Environment

Bags Banned

March 6, 2020

New York State has banned single-use plastic bags. The new law went into effect on March 1. New York is one of several states to forbid stores from handing out plastic bags at checkout. California was the first. Many cities…