MY HERO is an interactive, online archive celebrating the best of humanity, one story at a time.
Women
Josefina Lopez
Claudia Herrera Hudson
Writers
Madeleine L'Engle
Karen Pritzker
Philosophers
Lao Tzu
Sommers
Scientists
Richard P. Feynman
Torrey Levin-Russell
Peacemakers
Mohamed Sidibay
Mohamed Sidibay
Earthkeepers
Wangari Maathai
Tanner from Austin


Explore MY HERO's rich multimedia library of stories, art, music and films submitted by our global community.
Explorers
Dan Eldon
Family
Azim Khamisa
Earthkeepers
Nan Hauser
Teachers
Erin Gruwell
Student
Gabrielle Gorman


We invite you to upload your own multimedia content that celebrates heroes - and share them with the world!
Painting
Oprah Winfrey
Devin
Painting
Mahatma Gandhi
Ben Heine
Painting
Eleanor Roosevelt
Marilyn Huerta
Painting
Claudette Colvin
Robert Shetterly
Painting
Dolores Huerta
Marilyn Huerta


Get involved by using our event calendar in your classroom, signing our guestbook and exploring our library.
Poetry
Rudyard Kipling
Credit: Wikipedia
Music
Jane Goodall
Credit: Jane Goodall Foundation
Music
Charlie Parker
Credit: wikipedia
Stories
Abraham Lincoln
Credit: whitehouse.gov
Aids
Florence Ngobeni
Credit: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation


Monday

Mahatma Gandhi

October 2
Credit: -www.spicasc.net/ mahatma_gandhi.html
Political leader Mahatma Gandhi born 1869
Thursday

Maya Lin

October 5
Credit:
Architect and artist Maya Lin born 1959
Saturday

Desmond Tutu

October 7
Credit: Google Images -Academy Of Achievement
Archbishop Desmond Tutu born 1931
Monday

John Lennon

October 9
Credit: history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/June/june23. -
Singer and songwriter John Lennon born 1940
Tuesday

Daniel Pearl

October 10
Credit: Daniel Pearl Foundation
Journalist Daniel Pearl born 1963
Tuesday

Mae Jemison

October 17
Credit:
Astronaut and scientist Mae Jemison born 1956
Tuesday

Disarmament Week

October 24 - 30
Credit: un.org
Disarmament Week (24-30)
Thursday

Mahalia Jackson

October 26
Credit: By Dave Brinkman (ANEFO) (GaHetNa (Nationaal Archief NL)) (CC BY-SA 3.0), via Wikimedia Commons
Singer Mahalia Jackson born 1911
HERO GUESTBOOK

Julia writes: My hero is Anne Frank. Anne Frank was an ordinary teenage girl, but she has touched the hearts of so many through her inspiring words. Living as a Jewish child during the Holocaust was hard, but Anne found a way to express her feelings in a way that no bestselling author can copy. Her diary was just a simple birthday gift, but now it is in many languages and found in almost every middle school and high school across the globe. Her brave soul and fearless mind makes Anne Frank a hero for many.

Artwork from the MY HERO GALLERY, courtesy of Anna Sponer

THE LIBRARY

Moonshots in Education explores digital and online learning in the classroom and what it takes to make a "moonshot." It gives several models and examples of schools that are already implementing digital learning and what the success rate has been. It also provides philosophical discussion a variety of educational philosophies and how each one empowers students and teachers. The book also provides tools to support teachers in most subject areas. The forward by James Franco explores how this type of blended real world learning has made a significant positive impact in his life.