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8 Questions for Jason Reynolds

March 5, 2020

Author Jason Reynolds was recently named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. He spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Jack Doane. 1. What’s your goal as National Ambassador? My goal is to visit small towns and…



The Big Picture

January 23, 2020

BROOKLYN, New York—A truck that looks like a camera is parked outside of a high school. The vehicle belongs to the Inside Out Project. As part of this art initiative, groups of people all over the world have their portraits…


Music and Theater

Fan Favorites

January 17, 2020

Jailynne Garcia, 10, loves the South Korean pop group BTS. Her mom, Michelle Santos, introduced her to BTS in 2017. “I like how funny they are, that they’re good dancers and singers. Also, that they help people,” the New York…


Music and Theater

Lightning Strikes

October 31, 2019

The Lightning Thief is a best-selling children’s book by Rick Riordan. It has been translated into more than 40 languages. In 2010, it was made into a movie. Now the story of Percy Jackson’s quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt—and…


Kid's-Eye View

October 10, 2019

Our planet is in trouble. Research shows that the climate is changing, and that the worst effects could happen sooner than expected. What will the future look like? This summer, we asked kids to imagine the Earth in 30 years.…

Movies and Television

8 Questions for Marsai Martin

September 19, 2019

Marsai Martin started acting in TV commercials at age 5. She went on to become a TV star in Black-ish. This year, she starred in the movie Little, which she also helped produce. At 15, she is the youngest executive…

Music and Theater

Tony First

June 11, 2019

Actress Ali Stroker made history at the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday. She became the first actor in a wheelchair to win the award. Stroker won Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Oklahoma! The Tony Awards…


Art World Record

May 16, 2019

A shiny silver bunny sculpture just set a world record. The sculpture, titled Rabbit, sold at Christie’s auction house in New York on Wednesday for $91.1 million. Rabbit is the most expensive work of art by a living artist ever…


8 Questions for Ellen Oh

April 18, 2019

Ellen Oh is a novelist. In 2014, she cofounded We Need Diverse Books (WNDB). The group promotes books featuring characters from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Josh Lee. 1. Why do we…


8 Questions for Elisabeth Anisimow

March 7, 2019

Twelve-year-old Elisabeth Anisimow started painting as a toddler. Now her work has been seen around the world, including at the International Museum of Children’s Art, in Norway. The California-based artist spoke with TFK’s Kio Herrera about her process and her…