Stories by MY HERO Staff

James Redford and Karen Pritzker

By: Betty Bailey Director James Redford and Producer Karen Pritzker are passionate activists who are using the power of film to create radical change in society’s understanding of dyslexia.

Tiffany Shlain

By: Wendy Jewell from The MY HERO Project

Tiffany Shlain is Director and Founder of the Webby Awards.

MacGillivray Family

MacGillivray Family founded the non-profit MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation.

Matthew Henson

By: Claudia Herrera Hudson

Matthew Henson was a brave African-American Arctic explorer, and the co-discoverer of the North Pole.

Maria Tallchief

By: Rebecca Miller

Maria Tallchief was a Native American ballerina known worldwide for her outstanding performances.

Stories by Professional Writers

John Muir

By: Harold W. Wood, Jr.

John Muir advocated preservation, feeling that natural areas promote mental health.

Erin Gruwell

By: Annie Merkley

Erin Gruwell continues to inspire educators and students around the world with her compassion and wisdom.

Mattie Stepanek

By: Jim Hawkins

Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.

Daniel Ellsberg

By: Robert Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg is a whistle blower and truth teller responsible for publishing the Pentagon Papers.

Stories by Students

Joneice

By: Kia

Joneice proved how strong a young girl can be to her sister, Kia.

Jeremy Glick

By: Emmy from Saddle River

Jeremy Glick was a hero of Flight 93 and Emmy's beloved father.

Raden Adjeng Kartini

By: Trisha from Spokane Kartini is my hero because, without Kartini's struggle to progress, indigenous local women, who at that time had low social status, would not have as many rights. I would not have

Temple Grandin

By: Kobie from Riley

Temple took control and embraced her autism for the greater good.

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Professional Stories from MY HERO

T-Shirt Prize Organizer shares the stories that stand out for being especially memorable in celebrating the Best of Humanity.

MY HERO T-Shirt Prize Stories 2016 to 2017

2016 to 2017 School YearThe MY HERO staff reviews every story submitted to the site and selects stories that are not only well-written, but also speak to the heart of both the writer and the reader. Stories selected for T-SHIRT prizes might be chosen to feature as well.

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