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Stephanie Kraus

Stephanie Kraus is a Producer at TIME for Kids. She joined the staff in 2011. She studied communications and journalism at the University of Delaware. For TFK, Steph covered the 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the 2017 presidential Inauguration, and the Women’s March on Washington. In 2016, she wrote her first book about Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton. In her free time she enjoys photography and videography.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929—April 4, 1968) is considered one of history’s greatest speakers and social activists. His leadership in peaceful protests helped end segregation during the American civil rights movement. When Martin Luther King Jr. was born,…


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Lin-Manuel Miranda

July 26, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a writer, singer, composer, songwriter, rapper and actor, best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda was born on January 16, 1980, in New York City. He was…



Game Changer

October 30, 2017

In Chris Aviles’s fifth-grade Innovation Lab, at Knollwood School, in Fair Haven, New Jersey, students have three options. They can create and edit videos, work on a podcast, or play a video game. Most kids choose the game. It’s Minecraft:…

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The Golden Ticket!

October 6, 2017

When using your imagination, don’t dream small—try imaginormous! That was the theme of the first annual Roald Dahl Imaginormous Challenge. The contest, which honors the beloved author, just concluded its first year. Kids across the U.S. ages 5 to 12…


Virtual Learning

September 25, 2017

Imagine flying through space, diving deep under the sea, and traveling the world—without ever stepping foot outside your classroom. With virtual reality (VR), these experiences are possible. Google is one of the companies creating VR experiences for students. It…



Irma's Wrath

September 20, 2017

Millions of people are recovering from Hurricane Irma. The powerful storm slammed several Caribbean islands and the southern coast of the U.S. Irma made landfall on the island of Barbuda on September 6 as a Category 5 storm. The…


TFK Explains: North Korea

September 12, 2017

North Korea has been in the news. The country’s leader has been testing nuclear weapons. Here’s what you need to know about the situation. North Korea recently tested nuclear weapons. Why? North Korea has one of the world’s largest armies.…

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A Sweet Business

September 12, 2017

JOHN TRUEL, 12, has found a way to make the world a little sweeter—one cupcake at a time. With the help of his mother, Patricia, John opened a bakery called Cupcakes on 8th in his hometown of Marshfield, Wisconsin. Patricia…


A Hero's Story

September 8, 2017

As a boy, Welles Crowther (pictured, center) sometimes wore a red bandanna. He dreamed of growing up to be a fireman. After college, he worked in finance at the World Trade Center in New York City. When terrorists attacked on…

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Where are the Women?

March 20, 2017

Walk through any park in the United States and you will see historic statues. But how many are statues of women? In New York City's Central Park, there are statues of Mother Goose, Alice (from Alice in Wonderland), Juliet (with…