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This is Simone: Read the Story of Simone Biles

August 16, 2020

Simone Biles was a bright, bubbly, bouncy little girl. She couldn’t sit still, and her favorite place to be was the trampoline in her grandparents’ backyard, where she flipped and twisted in the air for hours. Any move her siblings…

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This is Chloe: Read the Story of Chloe Kim

August 16, 2020

Chloe Kim was born in Long Beach, California, in 2000. Her parents had moved to the U.S. from South Korea, with big dreams of a new life. When Chloe was 4, her father took her snowboarding in California’s San Gabriel…

History

This is Babe: Read the Story of Babe Didrikson

August 16, 2020

Mildred Ella Didrikson was born in Texas in 1911. Her parents were from Norway. There, her mother had been known as an excellent skier and skater. Since she had five older siblings, Mildred was called Baby at home. To…

History

This is Misty: Read the Story of Misty Copeland

August 16, 2020

Misty Copeland grew up in Southern California in the 1980s. She had five siblings, so she often had to compete for attention. Misty was shy and quiet, but she taught herself to do cartwheels and handstands, and pretended to perform…

History

This is Wilma: Read the Story of Wilma Rudolph

August 16, 2020

Wilma Rudolph was born in 1940. The 20th of 22 children, she arrived prematurely, weighing only four and a half pounds. Many people in her small town in Tennessee didn’t think such a tiny baby would live to see her…

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This is Billie Jean: Read the Story of Billie Jean King

August 16, 2020

Billie Jean Moffitt was born in Long Beach, California, on November 22, 1943. Her whole family was athletic. Her mother swam and her father played basketball. At a time when few dads encouraged their daughters to play sports, Billie Jean’s…

World

Education Update

August 5, 2020

“The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education ever,” said António Guterres on Tuesday. Guterres is secretary-general of the United Nations (U.N.). In a video message to the world, he spoke of schools closed in more than…

United States

In Memory

July 23, 2020

Congressman John Lewis affected people from all walks of life. Many saw him as an inspirational leader. After the news of Lewis’s death, there was an outpouring of tributes to him from public figures. Common themes include his courage, kindness,…

Business

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…

World

Malala Graduates

June 22, 2020

When Malala Yousafzai was 11 years old, she spoke out against the Taliban, an extremist group that does not believe in a girl’s right to education. Last week, at 22 years old, she graduated from Oxford University, in England. Yousafzai…