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Ellen Nam

Ellen is an editorial assistant at Time for Kids. Before joining TFK, Ellen graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in media, culture, and communications. She spent her first year of college in Paris, France, studying global culture and media, which sparked her interest in globalization and the media industry. In her free time, Ellen enjoys cooking (and eating), playing sports, and journaling.

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KOTY Nominee: Meet Lino

January 19, 2022

Who will become Kid of the Year for 2021? The answer will be revealed on February 9 during a TV special on Nickelodeon. In the weeks leading up to the show, we’ve been introducing the top five nominees. Read on!…


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California Water Laws

January 13, 2022

New rules in California put limits on outdoor water usage. They’re meant to combat drought. The State Water Resources Control Board voted for the restrictions on January 4. The rules include no lawn-
watering for 48 hours after rain. They could…


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What's Your Story?

January 11, 2022

Have a great idea for a story? The Story Seeds Podcast pairs kids who have original ideas with professional authors. Together, they brainstorm and develop the idea. Then the author writes a story, which is read on the podcast. Sandhya…


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Running Strong

November 12, 2021

About 25,000 athletes took part in the New York City Marathon on November 7, marking the race’s 50th running. For many, the day represented a comeback. Last year’s race was canceled because of the pandemic. This year, measures were in…


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Magical Friendship

November 9, 2021

¡¡Manu!! is a graphic novel about a class clown who’s skilled at magic. Named Manu, the girl pulls pranks on her teachers and classmates. One day, after pranking her class, she loses her magic. With help from her friend Josefina,…



See You Later, Lucy!

October 21, 2021

NASA launched a robotic spacecraft called Lucy on October 16. For 12 years, Lucy will explore asteroids near Jupiter. These space rocks could reveal how planets were formed. Lucy will fly into a group of asteroids called the Trojan entourage.…



Stepping Back

October 7, 2021

Scientists have analyzed footprints made thousands of years ago in White Sands National Park, in New Mexico. The tracks show that humans lived in North America some 5,000 years earlier than previous evidence suggested. The fossilized prints were preserved…


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Searching for Hope

September 22, 2021

Cuba in My Pocket follows 12-year-old Cumba from Cuba to Florida in the 1960s. After being sent to a new country by himself, Cumba must find his footing in unfamiliar surroundings. Over time, he learns how to trust others and…



Broadway is Back

September 1, 2021

Don Darryl Rivera recently visited his dressing room at the New Amsterdam Theatre, in New York City. It was the first time he’d been there in almost a year and a half. Nothing had changed. The makeup towel and brushes…


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Calling for Change

April 23, 2021

On March 28, Mina Fedor, 12, organized a rally with four friends: Bee, Anna, Juno, and Mila. It took place in Berkeley, California. More than 1,200 people joined them. The girls led a crowd onto a bridge across a freeway.…