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TFK Explains: The Midterm Elections

October 21, 2022

On November 8, Americans will vote in midterm elections. Here’s why these elections are important, and why voters are eager to head to the polls. What is a midterm election? Midterms are held almost halfway through a president’s four-year term,…



8 Questions for Elizabeth Clay Roy

October 19, 2022

Elizabeth Clay Roy is the CEO of Generation Citizen, a nonprofit group that tries to get students involved in the democratic process. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Mina Fedor. 1. What’s the mission of Generation Citizen? Generation Citizen is…



Liberty Rising

October 13, 2022

A full moon appears behind the Statue of Liberty, in New York City, on October 9. Two days later, the statue’s crown reopened. It had been closed since March 20…



After the Hurricane

October 7, 2022

Rescue missions continue in Florida after one of the strongest storms ever to hit the United States. Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida on September 28 as a Category 4 storm. For days afterward, water levels kept rising, as flooding prevented…



The Kid Report: Bringing Books

October 5, 2022

Some charitable groups take donations of more than just money. They may need resources directly from the community. Book drives are a way for people to come together to collect books for those in need. You can read about Emily…



The Greatest

September 22, 2022

This month, Serena Williams played what might have been her final match, at the 2022 U.S. Open Tennis Championships, in New York City. After 27 years of playing the sport professionally, she has decided to step away. She leaves as…

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By the Numbers

September 14, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? When Gil Bransford was a kid, he dreamed of being a…


The Kid Report: Filling a Need

August 25, 2022

Refrigerators stocked with free food have been popping up on street corners all over the United States. Their purpose is to help people struggling with food insecurity. You can read about these fridges in “Filling a Need,” in this week’s…



Honoring Navajo Code Talkers

August 15, 2022

Navajo code talkers joined the United States Marines during World War II. It was their job to develop a code. The code was based on their native language. Messages sent by code talkers could not be understood by the Japanese…



Happy Fourth of July!

June 29, 2022

What’s one of the most celebrated events in the United States? It’s the Fourth of July! The annual star-spangled holiday is also called Independence Day. It marks the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, on July…