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Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez is a Staff Writer at TIME for Kids. She joined the staff in 2022. A recent graduate from Johns Hopkins University, she earned a bachelor's degree in Writing Seminars and Film and Media Studies. She is also a traditionally published YA author. In her free time, she love reading books, watching TV, and writing.

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History

A Message From the Past

January 19, 2023

On January 17, archaeologists in Norway said they had found the world’s oldest rune stone. The flat rock is etched with runes. These are letters from an ancient Scandinavian language. They could have been carved 2,000 years ago. “This may…

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Technology

Social-Media Lawsuit

January 12, 2023

The public school district of Seattle, Washington, is suing the companies that own Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube. It claims that social-media platforms are a major cause of a mental health crisis affecting kids. The lawsuit was filed…

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World

Ancient Object Returned

January 5, 2023

On January 2, officials in Egypt said an ancient sarcophagus had finally been returned. It was stolen years ago. Investigators say the coffin was smuggled into the United States in 2008. It has been at the Houston Museum of Natural…

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World

TIME Person of the Year

December 16, 2022

Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, has been named TIME magazine’s 2022 Person of the Year. The announcement was made on December 7. “Person of the Year has always been an occasion to step back and think about the year…

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Environment

Prizewinners

December 9, 2022

The second annual Earthshot Prize Awards were given out on December 2, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Earthshot charity was founded by Prince William, of the United Kingdom (U.K.). It awards $1.2 million to each of five projects that address an…

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Time Off

Adventure Awaits

December 7, 2022

A storybook adventure comes to life in My Father’s Dragon, a new animated film. It’s based on a Newbery honor–winning children’s novel by Ruth Stiles Gannett that tells a moving story about friendship. Jacob Tremblay, 16, stars as Elmer Elevator.…

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Environment

More Species Protected

December 1, 2022

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was last month. It was held in Panama. The international conference set new protections. They added 500 species. The animals have been hunted and sold as…

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Time Off

Kids in the Kitchen

November 9, 2022

Dana Bowen (left) and Sara Kate Gillingham want to empower kids. Since 2017, they’ve run a cooking school for children in Brooklyn, New York. Now they’re sharing their lessons in their new cookbook, Dynamite Kids Cooking School. “Each one…

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United States

Got Butter?

November 3, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture says the butter supply is lower than usual: It fell about 20% from 2021. One cause is a slowdown in milk production. And the costs of cow feed and labor have gone up. But…

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United States

In the Field

November 3, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Growing up, Danielle Belleny was “always outdoors, messing with plants and…

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