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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Afton

September 1, 2020

Meet Afton Campbell, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Afton is 12 years old and lives in Surprise, Arizona. She loves to cook and play the piano. Afton also enjoys…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Pranav

September 1, 2020

Meet Pranav Mukhi, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Pranav is 10 years old and lives in South Setauket, New York. He loves to swim and hopes to interview Olympian…

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School Interrupted

September 4, 2020

Esteban Tarango, 12, was excited to make new friends when he started middle school this year, in Tempe, Arizona. Instead, his school year kicked off in front of a computer screen. “I’m honestly kind of sad,” Esteban told TIME for…

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Election 2020

Meet the Candidates

September 4, 2020

The Democratic and Republican Parties have officially named their candidates for president and vice president of the United States. The announcements were made at political conventions in late August. Joe Biden is the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. He accepted…

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United States

Lightning Fires

September 4, 2020

A firefighter battles a blaze in Santa Cruz County, California, on August 20. At press time, more than 14,000 firefighters were trying to stop two dozen major fires in the state. At least 100,000 people had fled their homes. Many…

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Meet Our Kid Reporters

September 11, 2020

This year’s TFK Kid Reporters were chosen from more than 200 applicants. The crew will report on local and national news for TIME for Kids. Here are some fun facts about our new reporters. Check out timeforkids.com to read about…

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Animals Decide

September 4, 2020

Groups of people sometimes need to make decisions. Students might take a class vote on what book to read or game to play. This year, Americans will vote to decide who will be president. But humans aren’t the only creatures…

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Media Literacy

Listen to This

September 4, 2020

Alexis Bumah, 12, slides her mom’s work headset over her ears. At her home in Dayton, Ohio, Alexis can hear the voice of Eshaan Mani. Eshaan, 14, is using his gaming headset to call in from Houston, Texas. The TFK…

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Out of the Wild

September 4, 2020

The One and Only Ivan is about Ivan, of course: a 400-pound silverback gorilla. Ivan lives in a shopping mall with a crew of other animals. There’s Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, Frankie the seal, Murphy the rabbit, and…

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Dancing to Her Own Beat

September 4, 2020

Lupe Wong is half Mexican, half Chinese—or, as she says, “Chinacan” or “Mexinese.” She loves sports and sci-fi. And she absolutely hates the idea of square dancing in gym class. In Lupe Wong Won’t Dance, we follow her campaign to…

Election 2020

Unconventional Conventions

August 21, 2020

It’s convention time! The Democratic National Convention kicks off today, August 17, and runs through Thursday, August 20. The Republican National Convention begins next week. It runs from August 24 to 27. Here are three things you need to know…

History

This Is Michelle: Read the Story of Michelle Obama

August 17, 2020

Michelle Robinson was born in 1964. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago in a tiny apartment. Her family was very close and ate dinner together as often as possible. Michelle and her brother were allowed to watch…

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This is Stephanie: Read the Story of Stephanie Kwolek

August 17, 2020

Stephanie Louise Kwolek was born in the small town of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, in 1923. Her parents were Polish immigrants. Stephanie’s school was so small that two grades were taught in one classroom. Stephanie was different from her classmates.…

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This is Rosa: Read the Story of Rosa Parks

August 17, 2020

Rosa McCauley was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1913. When she was 2, her parents separated. Rosa moved with her mother to Pine Level, Alabama, to live with her grandparents. Rosa’s mother taught school in another town. She was able…

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This is Grace: Read the Story of Grace Hopper

August 17, 2020

Grace Murray was born in New York City in 1906. In an era when girls were expected to play house, Grace loved climbing trees, hiking, sailing, and reading. She also played basketball, hockey, and water polo—none of which was a…

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This is Amelia: Read the Story of Amelia Earhart

August 17, 2020

Amelia Earhart, known as Meelie when she was a child, loved to be swept away on adventures. Her father was a lawyer who worked for the Rock Island Railroad in Kansas City, Missouri. As the daughter of a railroad employee,…

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This is Patsy: Read the Story of Patsy Takemoto Mink

August 17, 2020

Patsy Takemoto Mink was born on the island of Maui, in Hawaii, in 1927. Her family lived on a sugar plantation, where her father worked as a civil engineer and surveyor. Patsy inherited his curiosity. And she couldn’t help but…

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This is Simone: Read the Story of Simone Biles

August 16, 2020

Simone Biles was a bright, bubbly, bouncy little girl. She couldn’t sit still, and her favorite place to be was the trampoline in her grandparents’ backyard, where she flipped and twisted in the air for hours. Any move her siblings…

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This is Chloe: Read the Story of Chloe Kim

August 16, 2020

Chloe Kim was born in Long Beach, California, in 2000. Her parents had moved to the U.S. from South Korea, with big dreams of a new life. When Chloe was 4, her father took her snowboarding in California’s San Gabriel…

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This is Babe: Read the Story of Babe Didrikson

August 16, 2020

Mildred Ella Didrikson was born in Texas in 1911. Her parents were from Norway. There, her mother had been known as an excellent skier and skater. Since she had five older siblings, Mildred was called Baby at home. To…

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This is Misty: Read the Story of Misty Copeland

August 16, 2020

Misty Copeland grew up in Southern California in the 1980s. She had five siblings, so she often had to compete for attention. Misty was shy and quiet, but she taught herself to do cartwheels and handstands, and pretended to perform…

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This is Wilma: Read the Story of Wilma Rudolph

August 16, 2020

Wilma Rudolph was born in 1940. The 20th of 22 children, she arrived prematurely, weighing only four and a half pounds. Many people in her small town in Tennessee didn’t think such a tiny baby would live to see her…

History

This is Billie Jean: Read the Story of Billie Jean King

August 16, 2020

Billie Jean Moffitt was born in Long Beach, California, on November 22, 1943. Her whole family was athletic. Her mother swam and her father played basketball. At a time when few dads encouraged their daughters to play sports, Billie Jean’s…

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TFK Reads: The List of Things That Will Not Change

August 14, 2020

Looking for a good book this summer? TIME for Kids is here to help. Our editors selected 10 of the most exciting books of the season. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to get…

United States

Getting the Vote

August 13, 2020

Next week marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment, which became law on August 18, 1920, gave women in the United States the right to vote. The amendment came only after…

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Honoring an Artist

August 12, 2020

Ruth Asawa was an American artist. She became famous for her abstract sculptures. She usually made them from wire. Their forms were inspired by nature. Asawa’s life and work are now being honored on a postage stamp. On August 13,…

Election 2020

Nominating a Vice President

August 12, 2020

Joe Biden is the Democratic presidential nominee. On August 11, he selected United States senator Kamala Harris to be his vice-presidential running mate. They will take on President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the 2020 presidential election.…

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TFK Reads: Every Second

August 11, 2020

Looking for a good book this summer? TIME for Kids is here to help. Our editors selected 10 of the most exciting books of the season. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to get…

Election 2020

Election 2020 Calendar

August 10, 2020

Americans will vote for the president of the United States on Tuesday, November 3. The months leading up to Election Day will be busy. This calendar will help you keep track of important dates and know what to expect along…

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TFK Reads: To Fly Among the Stars

August 7, 2020

Looking for a good book this summer? TIME for Kids is here to help. Our editors selected 10 of the most exciting books of the season. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to get…