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Mummies on the Move

April 9, 2021

The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade took place in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3. It celebrated the country’s history, transporting 22 royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. The mummies of 18 kings and four queens…


Blast from the Past

February 19, 2021

A conch shell discovered 90 years ago in France is now thought to be the oldest instrument of its kind. Researchers say it's about 18,000 years old. The shell was found in a cave in France's Pyrenees region in 1931.…

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Closer to the Truth

February 17, 2021

Many of the Southeast Iowa Union’s older readers don’t get their news online. Instead, they rely on the newspaper. Ashley Duong is a former reporter for the Union. She says national papers did not cover the pandemic in rural America…


Dancing Lions

January 21, 2021

This time of year, you might see lions roaming the streets. They prance to the beat of a drum. They aren’t real lions: They’re dancers in colorful lion costumes. They’re celebrating a tradition that originated in China. It’s meant to…


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The Best Toys of 2020

December 1, 2020

The best toys of 2020 are a reflection of this year's events. There's Monopoly House Divided, a state-of-the-nation take on the classic board game. There's also Playmobil's Large Hospital play set, which introduces kids to what goes on inside a…


School Interrupted

August 28, 2020

Esteban Tarango, 12, was excited to make new friends when he started middle school this year in Tempe, Arizona. Instead, his school year kicked off in front of a computer screen. “I’m honestly kind of sad,” Esteban told TIME for…


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Listen to This

August 27, 2020

Alexis Bumah, 12, puts on her mom’s work headset. At her home in Dayton, Ohio, Alexis can hear the voice of Eshaan Mani. Eshaan, 14, is calling in from Houston, Texas. The TFK Kid Reporters are about to cohost the…

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Sharing Her Story

July 24, 2020

When Oprah Winfrey was a kid, she moved around a lot. Her childhood was chaotic. But while she was still in high school, she got a job reading the news for a local radio station. She went on to become…


Through a Writer's Eyes

July 2, 2020

Writers are often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” Many say ideas spring from paying close attention to what’s around us. Depending on the kind of writing you do, the spark of inspiration can lead to very different results.…


Finding the Right Words

July 1, 2020

A marker, a magazine or newspaper, and a little imagination. That’s all it takes to create blackout, or redacted, poetry. But the effort can yield surprising results. Naomi Shihab Nye is the Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate. TIME for…