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Fannie Lou Hamer

January 1, 2020

Fannie Lou Hamer (October 6, 1917—March 14, 1977) was a civil rights activist. She fought to expand voting rights for African Americans and raise awareness of the terrible impact of segregation. As an African American born in the South…

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Ruby Bridges

January 1, 2020

In 1960, Ruby Bridges (September 8, 1954—present) walked through the doors of William Frantz Elementary School, in New Orleans, Louisiana. By doing so, she became the first African-American student to attend an all-white elementary school in the Southern United States.…

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TFK Reads: My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

December 23, 2019

The main character in My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich is named Ebony-Grace Norfleet Freeman. But in the imaginary world she’s created in her mind, she goes by E-Grace Starfleet. My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, by Ibi…

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Trump Impeached

December 19, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last night to impeach President Donald Trump. To impeach a president means to charge him or her with a crime. A trial in the Senate will now decide whether he is guilty or innocent.…

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TFK Reads: Free Lunch

December 19, 2019

Free Lunch is a memoir, or an autobiographical story about one part of the author’s life. It’s about author Rex Ogle’s experience at home and at school during the first semester of sixth grade. Free Lunch is one of TFK’s…

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TFK Reads: The Big Book of Monsters

December 16, 2019

Monsters are universal. You can find them in stories from every culture. The Big Book of Monsters: The Creepiest Creatures from Classic Literature, by Hal Johnson and Tim Sievert, brings some of the world’s scariest monster stories together in one…

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The Results Are In!

December 13, 2019

More than half a million votes were cast in the 2019 TIME for Kids Person of the Year poll. Read on to learn about the winner and to see who came in second and third place. First Place: José Andrés…

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The Power of Youth

December 13, 2019

It’s been a big year for teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. In September, she addressed world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit and rallied some 7 million people worldwide in a global climate strike. Now, she’s been named…

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TFK Reads: Allies

December 12, 2019

Allies, by Alan Gratz, is a work of historical fiction. It pieces together the perspectives of several characters to tell the story of D-Day. On that day, in 1944, one of the most important military invasions in history happened. Allies…

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TFK Reads: More to the Story

December 9, 2019

More to the Story, by Hena Khan, is a modern-day retelling of the classic novel Little Women, which was first published in 1868. This version is about four Pakistani-American sisters living in Atlanta. More to the Story is one of…

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Pictures of 2019

December 6, 2019

How will you remember 2019? A year is a collection of moments. There are happy moments and sad ones, moments to celebrate and moments to learn from. In 2019, hundreds of thousands of youth activists marched for climate action. The…

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Impeachment Update

December 6, 2019

Nancy Pelosi made a big announcement on December 5. She said the U.S. House of Representatives will begin writing a document called the “articles of impeachment” against President Donald Trump. “The president’s actions have clearly violated the Constitution,” Pelosi says.…

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Holiday Sales Set Records

December 6, 2019

The holiday shopping season is off to a record-breaking start, says Adobe Analytics. The company tracks sales at 80 of the top 100 online stores in the United States. According to Adobe, online shoppers spent $7.4 billion the day after…

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World's Coolest Places

December 5, 2019

The world is full of amazing destinations. But which are the coolest for kids? To answer that question, TIME for Kids put together a list of exciting, innovative, and iconic destinations around the world. First, we asked for nominations from…

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The World's Coolest Places to Play

December 5, 2019

ArcelorMittal Orbit London, United Kingdom Think art’s not exciting? The monumental ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London, will change that. The 376-foot-tall sculpture was created by artist Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond. It’s wrapped in…

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The World's Coolest Places to Learn

December 5, 2019

Apollo Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas Astronauts get all the glory, but true STEM geeks know the people at mission control are superstars, too. Don’t believe us? Take a tour of the Apollo Mission Control…

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The World's Coolest Places to Explore

December 5, 2019

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Kanab, Utah The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. The former ranch is located on 20,000 acres of land in the canyons of southern Utah. On any given day,…

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The World's Coolest Places to Eat

December 5, 2019

Creator San Francisco, California Creator is a burger restaurant. But the food isn’t made by a cook flipping patties over a stove. Place an order at Creator and you can watch your burger being prepared—from the slicing of the bun…

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It's Party Time

December 4, 2019

Thirty minutes before the party, volunteers arrive and get to work. They hang a banner and streamers, set up toys, games, and activities, and arrange colorfully wrapped gifts on a table. Soon it’s time to blast the music and welcome…