Character Trait | Perseverance

Tenacity for a singularly important goal in the face of difficulties, failure or opposition.


Rachel Carson by Roberty Shetterly,

By: Robert Shetterly

Carson worked hard to raise awareness of the environmental and health risks caused by chemicals.

Claudette Colvin

By: Robert Shetterly

A portrait of the brave, young African-American girl who would not give up her bus seat in 1955.

John Lewis by Robert Shetterly,

By: Robert Shetterly

The House of Representatives member was a civil rights leader and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Pray the Devil Back to Hell - excerpt

Produced by:Abigail Disney (Producer) and Gini Reticker (Director)

This important documentary celebrates the unsung heroes of the "Women's Peace Movement of Liberia."

Smoke That Travels [Trailer]

Produced by:Kayla Briët

A young woman's father from the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation works to keep the culture alive.


Produced by:Logan Cascia - Music by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Tommy Carroll doesn't view his blindness as a handicap--and meets his hero, skateboard legend Tony Hawk.

Mutual Rescue: Eric & Peety

Produced by:Dir. Advocate Creative

Eric's doctor told him he had 5 years to live. Then he met Peety—and everything changed. 

Mattie Stepanek

Produced by:Nathan Smith

An animated tribute to poet hero Mattie Stepanek, featuring a school's choir with a song inspired by one of Mattie's poems.


Michael Jordan

By: Elijah Lee

Michael Jordon was cut from the high school basketball team twice, before becoming a high-ranking NBA player.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: Claire

Ginsburg, whose mother died on the day of her high school graduation, is the second-ever female Supreme Court Justice.

Terry Fox

By: Natalie Jessie

Terry Fox was an amputee who ran 3,339 miles across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

Eva Haller

By: Jeanne Meyers

Eva Haller is a Hungarian American philanthropist and activist who lost her brother during the Holocaust.

Stories with Text and Audio so Students can Listen as they Read Along. Great for ESL/ELL Students

Nelson Mandela by Muhammad Ali

By: Muhammad Ali

Read boxing legend Muhammad Ali's essay on his hero, Nelson Mandela, who fought apartheid in South Africa.

Ruby Nell Bridges

By: Madison

One of the most important heroes in the fight against segregation in America was a six-year-old girl, Ruby Nell Bridges.

We honor those who have faced adversity and who have shown courage and perseverance. Please share your story about a hero you know who shows the power of perseverance. 

Sign the MY HERO guestbook and share your story.

MY HERO Guestbook
Credit: MY HERO

Organizer created on 8/1/2019 5:10:20 PM by Staff

Last edited 2/13/2020 9:29:02 AM by Laura Nietzer