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A Good Goal

February 15, 2022

More than 1,600 artists from 100 countries entered the 2021 Youth with Refugees Art Contest. The competition, run by the United Nations’ refugee agency (UNHCR), challenged young people to design a soccer ball based on a theme: “Together through sport.”…

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Pursuing Justice

February 7, 2022

Omar Rising, by Aisha Saeed, tells the story of the son of a servant in Pakistan. Omar is excited that he has earned a scholarship to an elite boarding school. But when he gets there, he discovers that his scholarship…

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Movies and Television

Ready to Rumble

February 7, 2022

Get ready to rumble! The movie Rumble has giant monsters, exciting wrestling, and lots of action. In this animated film, teenager Winnie Coyle teams up with Steve, a monster who’s also a wrestler, to save their town and her dad’s…

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Monster Mission

January 11, 2022

Dracula returns for more thrills in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, the fourth and final film in the series. This time, Dracula is about to hand Hotel Transylvania over to his daughter, Mavis, and his son-in-law, Johnny. But when he hears some…

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Culture

What's Your Story?

January 11, 2022

Have a great idea for a story? The Story Seeds Podcast pairs kids who have original ideas with professional authors. Together, they brainstorm and develop the idea. Then the author writes a story, which is read on the podcast. Sandhya…

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Let's Talk! With Lisa Yee

January 5, 2022

Maizy, the main character of Lisa Yee's Maizy Chen’s Last Chance, is a Chinese-American girl from Los Angeles. She and her mom are spending the summer in Last Chance, Minnesota, where Maizy’s grandparents own a restaurant. They are also the…

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Kid-Approved

December 8, 2021

Looking for a cool new book this season? TFK Kid Reporters read and reviewed some of the best books of the year. Barb the Last Berzerker: Book 1 Barb of Bailiwick is the last Berzerker of her generation. The rest…

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Movies and Television

At the Movies: Sing 2

November 30, 2021

The band is back together! Sing 2 reassembles the crew of lovable animals from the 2016 animated musical Sing. And it adds a notable new character to the mix: Clay Calloway, a lion who’s a famous musician. Clay is voiced…

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The Best Toys of 2021

November 22, 2021

The best toys of 2021 might make for a magical holiday season. With Magic Mixies, mix up a potion and— poof! —summon a new stuffed pet. With Lego Vidiyo Party, create a music video in real time, wherever you are,…

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Joking Around

November 9, 2021

Greg Heffley is the main character in Jeff Kinney’s best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books. Greg is a middle school student with big dreams. In his diary, he writes stories about his struggles to fit in and…

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