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A Gifted Group

January 22, 2018

When author Jamia Wilson and illustrator Andrea Pippins were asked to work on a book about black heroes, they knew exactly whom they wanted to include. The result is Young, Gifted, and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and…

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This Just In!

January 8, 2018

HILDE LYSIAK knows how to get to the bottom of things. The 11-year-old journalist rides her bike around her hometown of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, looking for a good story. Hilde founded Selinsgrove’s newspaper, the Orange Street News. She especially enjoys writing…


Gravity Assist

December 9, 2017

When Jack Davis, 9, looks up at the night sky, he doesn’t see just stars. He sees his future. The fourth grader lives in New Jersey. He has a deep interest in outer space. Jack has fueled that interest by…

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Meet Bunchie Young

December 6, 2017

Maxwell “Bunchie” Young has been named the 2017 SportsKid of the Year by Sports Illustrated Kids magazine. The football and track star from Los Angeles, California, is just 10 years old. But he’s already been offered a college scholarship by…

Movies and Television

Beyond Apperances

December 4, 2017

The beloved children’s book The Story of Ferdinand was first published more than 80 years ago. Now it’s been reimagined as an animated film, Ferdinand. The movie hits theaters on December 15. It tells the story of a kind and…


2017 Holiday Gift Guide

November 29, 2017

What’s on your wish list? Store shelves are packed with enticing toys during the holiday season. TFK editors picked 10 of this year’s top toys to help you narrow it down. Learn to Letter Crayola’s Signature Series helps draw out…

Movies and Television

A Musical Journey

November 13, 2017

ANTHONY GONZALEZ, 12, voices the role of Miguel Rivera in the new animated Pixar movie Coco. Miguel is a young aspiring musician. His family does not support him in this, so Miguel must keep his musical interests a secret. He…

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5 Questions for Marley Dias

November 6, 2017

Marley Dias loves nothing more than getting lost in a book. But the 12-year-old grew frustrated with the reading list she was assigned at school. A black girl was hardly ever a main character. So Marley took matters into her…

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Super Business Girl

October 29, 2017

ASIA NEWSON starts each weekday at 5:00 a.m. First, the 14-year-old helps her sister get ready for school. Then she eats breakfast and hops on a school bus in Detroit, Michigan, her hometown. After school, Asia stays for dance or…


A Ghostly Tale

October 23, 2017

Want a bone-chilling Halloween read? Grab a flashlight and curl up with Olive and the Backstage Ghost, by MICHELLE SCHUSTERMAN. The creepy tale gives new meaning to the term stage fright. The main character, Olive Preiss, can’t perform when her…