Stories by MY HERO Staff
James Redford and Karen PritzkerBy: 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 ShlainBy: Wendy Jewell from The MY HERO Project
is Director and Founder of the Webby Awards.
founded the non-profit MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation.
Matthew HensonBy: Claudia Herrera Hudson
was a brave African-American Arctic explorer, and the co-discoverer of the North Pole.
Maria TallchiefBy: Rebecca Miller
Maria Tallchief was a Native American ballerina known worldwide for her outstanding performances.
Stories by Professional Writers
John MuirBy: Harold W. Wood, Jr.
advocated preservation, feeling that natural areas promote mental health.
Erin GruwellBy: Annie Merkley
continues to inspire educators and students around the world with her compassion and wisdom.
Mattie StepanekBy: Jim Hawkins
is a hero to people of all ages around the world.
Daniel EllsbergBy: Robert Ellsberg
Daniel Ellsberg is a whistle blower and truth teller responsible for publishing the Pentagon Papers.
Stories by Students
proved how strong a young girl can be to her sister, Kia.
Jeremy GlickBy: Emmy from Saddle River
was a hero of Flight 93 and Emmy's beloved father.
Raden Adjeng KartiniBy: 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 GrandinBy: Kobie from Riley
Temple took control and embraced her autism for the greater good.
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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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