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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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Fires Rage in California

June 27, 2018

On Tuesday, wildfires continued to spread through a rural area of Northern California. The area is still recovering from last year’s devastating fires. The Pawnee Fire is the biggest blaze. It began on Saturday evening. So far, it has destroyed…


Science with Nate

June 22, 2018

Eight-year-old Nate Butkus remembers what sparked his curiosity about the universe. “I first got interested when I saw a picture of Uranus,” Nate told TIME for Kids, referring to the seventh planet from the sun. But it wasn’t just space…


Brainstorming a Business

June 21, 2018

Have you ever chewed a piece of gum only to be disappointed when it lost its flavor after a few minutes? If so, you’re not alone. A group of students from Emerson Elementary School, in Oakland, California, also find…


A Historic Meeting

June 13, 2018

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had a meeting on June 12. The two met for a summit on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. It was the first time a sitting U.S. president has met face-to-face with a…

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NFL's New Anthem Policy

May 30, 2018

The National Football League (NFL) announced a new policy on May 23 in response to protests during the national anthem: Teams whose players kneel in protest during the national anthem will be fined. The policy says players have the right…


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Girl on a Mission

May 18, 2018

At the start of Amal Unbound, a new novel by Aisha Saeed, 12-year-old Amal is content with her life in Pakistan. She loves learning and dreams of being a teacher when she grows up. But Amal’s dreams are crushed when…


Trees, Please

April 5, 2018

China is known for its long history, rich culture, and cute pandas. It’s also known for some of the worst air quality in the world. But the Asian country is now wielding a natural weapon against air pollution—trees. In February,…


Okay to Eat?

March 9, 2018

At least 50% of U.S. adults have eaten food off of the floor. That’s according to a 2017 Harris Poll. It was conducted on behalf of the food-delivery service Uber Eats. Many people rely on something called the five-second rule.…