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Rebecca Mordechai

Rebecca Mordechai is a writer at TIME for Kids. She joined the staff in 2018. She is a former English teacher with a master’s degree in English education from Brooklyn College. When she was a teacher, she enjoyed reading TFK as much as her students. Now, she loves writing about kids and adults who use their creativity to bring positive change to the world.

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Celebrating Safely

February 26, 2021

A house in New Orleans, Louisiana, is decked out for Mardi Gras. The city is known for its over-the-top Mardi Gras celebration. This year, the event took place on February 16. Typically, the festival fills the streets with crowds, parades,…

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Big Win

February 19, 2021

Quarterback Tom Brady, of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, celebrates his team’s Super Bowl win on February 7. Tampa Bay beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31–9. This was Tampa Bay’s second victory in the big game. And it was Brady’s seventh…

Arts

Inspired Art

January 29, 2021

At first, November 25 seemed like an ordinary Wednesday for Tyler Gordon. But that changed when the 14-year-old artist received an unexpected phone call. Who was it? Kamala Harris, who was then vice president-elect of the United States. Days before…

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Race in the Desert

January 15, 2021

On January 4, Belgian biker Walter Roelants speeds across sand dunes in Saudi Arabia. He’s participating in the 43rd running of the Dakar Rally. It’s a world-famous off-road racing competition. Its divisions include cars, motorbikes, lightweight vehicles, and trucks. The…

Media Literacy

Beyond the Game

January 15, 2021

Are you a big sports fan? If so, chances are you’ve read articles by a sports journalist. The writer may have broken down a game or profiled one of your favorite athletes. Sean Gregory is a senior sports correspondent for…

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Pictures of 2020

December 18, 2020

Without a doubt, 2020 has been a historic year. We have experienced a pandemic, massive wildfires, and the loss of iconic leaders. But the year has also moved people to show gratitude and stand up for what they believe in.…

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Science

Studying Kindness

December 18, 2020

Imagine you’re part of an experiment. There are two groups. Members of the first group get $10 to spend however they wish. Members of the second group also get $10, but they must use it to help others. Which group…

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Champion Dog

December 11, 2020

A 3-year-old Scottish deerhound named Claire won Best in Show at the 2020 National Dog Show, which aired on NBC on Thanksgiving Day. A judge said that Claire, s…

Community

Incredible Kids: Ronak Suchindra

November 13, 2020

Who’ll become the Kid of the Year? The answer will be revealed December 4 on an hour-long TV special on Nickelodeon. Read about Ronak Suchindra, one of the top 20 finalists, below. Ronak, 13, is from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. He…

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Spooky Stories

October 30, 2020

Halloween is the perfect time to curl up with a book that will make you glad you’re safe at home. Here are three new spine-tingling tales. A Game Gone Wrong In Hide and Seeker, by Daka Hermon, Justin is confused…