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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…



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,…



Landmark Law

July 28, 2020

In 1952, Judy Heumann went to register for kindergarten. But the principal stepped in. He told Heumann’s mom that her daughter was not allowed to attend the school. That was because Heumann had a disability. As a child, she had…



Celebrating Juneteenth

June 18, 2020

On June 16, Virginia governor Ralph Northam made an announcement. The state would move to recognize June 19, or Juneteenth, as a paid state holiday. The next day, New York governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted that he’d do the same in…


Earth Science

Sinking In

May 14, 2020

Everything was quiet at the Pantheon, in Rome, Italy, on the afternoon of April 27. That is, until the ground opened up outside the ancient temple and cobblestones fell into the earth. No one was hurt. The normally crowded public…



The History of Pandemics

April 22, 2020

The new coronavirus pandemic is historic. But this isn’t the first time a virus has sickened people around the globe. Pandemics have happened throughout history. The most recent pandemic started just over a decade ago, in 2009, with the outbreak…



Vote for the 2019 TIME for Kids Person of the Year!

November 8, 2019

Time flies! Before we know it, we’ll be ringing in 2020. But first, the TFK team is taking a look back at 2019. Who was the most important person of the year? Since 1927, TIME has chosen a Person of…


Caught on Tape

July 16, 2019

Three reels of videotape from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission will be sold at Sotheby’s auction house on Saturday, July 20. That’s the moon landing’s 50th anniversary. Sotheby’s says the videos are “the only surviving first-generation recordings of the historic moon…


What's a Ticker-Tape Parade?

July 10, 2019

The World Cup–winning United States Women’s National Soccer Team was honored in a ticker-tape parade today in New York City. The athletes rode up a stretch of Broadway called the Canyon of Heroes to City Hall. There, the mayor presented…


A Salute to Memorial Day

May 27, 2019

On Memorial Day weekend, families across the United States enjoy warm weather, backyard barbecues, maybe even a trip to the beach. The school year may not be over, but it sure feels like summer. Yet Memorial Day is not just…