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Leading the Way

February 9, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are three new books that honor the contributions of Black Americans. Which one would you like to read first? Sprouting Wings Sprouting Wings, by Louisa Jaggar and Shari Becker, tells the true story of…

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Super Bowl Preview

February 3, 2021

The Super Bowl is the National Football League’s championship game. It’s played each year on the first Sunday in February. The host stadium is usually packed with tens of thousands of fans. But this year’s game—between the Kansas City Chiefs…

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TFK Reads: When Life Gives You Mangos

February 2, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…

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TFK Reads: When You Trap a Tiger

January 25, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…

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Inspired Art

January 22, 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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Leading America

January 22, 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Biden won the presidential election in November, defeating Donald Trump. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C. He…

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Should Cursive Be Taught In Schools?

January 21, 2021

Even in the age of computer keyboards, the ability to write neatly on paper is an important skill. Children are taught to print their letters, or write each one separately. That writing looks like what you’re reading right now. But…

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Dancing Lions

January 21, 2021

This time of year, you might see lions roaming the streets. They prance, wriggle, and rear up on two legs as drums beat and cymbals clash. Have no fear: These aren’t real lions. They’re dancers in colorful costumes, celebrating a…

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Let's Talk! With Cynthia Leitich Smith

January 21, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Sophia Hou spoke with Cynthia Leitich Smith, editor of the new book Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids. Here’s part of their conversation. 1. Tell me about the book. Ancestor Approved is a collection of short stories…

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Presidential Inauguration

January 20, 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol building, in Washington, D.C. In his inaugural address, he called for unity. “Today, on…

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If I Were President...

January 19, 2021

Tomorrow is Inauguration Day. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. This year, many of the inaugural activities are taking place online. One of them is a special livestream for students and families…

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TFK Reads: A Dog-Friendly Town

January 19, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…

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MLK Day

January 15, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on the third Monday of January each year. It’s a day to remember and honor the great Civil Rights leader. On this day, many Americans volunteer at shelters, schools, hospitals, and other community organizations…

Health

Vaccine Trackers

January 15, 2021

As the delivery truck snaked its way over Northern California’s highways, analysts watched every aspect of its journey. They could see the stops the driver made. They knew the weather outside. Most important, they knew the condition of the precious…

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New COVID-19 Challenges

January 15, 2021

As the new year begins, the coronavirus pandemic rages on. More than 90 million cases of COVID-19 have been detected worldwide. At press time, the United States alone had seen about 23 million cases. Three million new cases had already…

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TFK Explains: Trump's Impeachment

January 14, 2021

On January 13, the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. What is impeachment? If a U.S. president is suspected of committing “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” the Constitution…

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Space Rocks

January 14, 2021

The moon’s Ocean of Storms is a vast, dry open space. It was once very busy. In 1967, the United States landed its Surveyor 3 spacecraft there. About two years later, the Apollo 12 crew arrived. The astronauts touched down…

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You Can Do It

January 13, 2021

Go to the window and look outside. Are there clouds in the sky? How many? Are they puffy or wispy? Are they blocking sunlight or letting it through? NASA scientists are interested in your answers. They’re using the power of…

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Heart and Soul

January 13, 2021

Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx in the new movie Soul, is a jazz lover and gifted piano player who teaches middle school band. He’s seeking success and the approval of his mother (Phylicia Rashad). When he gets a gig…

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TFK Reads: Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen

January 12, 2021

Looking for something new to read? TIME for Kids has recommendations. Our editors selected some of the most exciting books of 2020. Then we handed them off to our team of TFK Kid Reporters to review. Here, TFK Kid Reporter…