From the Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series
MY HERO Project seeks unique works of art by professional and student artists that celebrate the lives and courageous acts of heroes who work to promote change by positively affecting others and their communities. Completed artwork should reflect thoughtful ideas to show how the selected hero demonstrates heroic action and creates positive social change.
Enter the 2021 MY Hero Songwriting Contest!
Mattie’s second book offers five chapters of poetry and finger paintings – Beginning the Journey, Considering the Journey, Coping with the Journey, Celebrating the Journey, and Growing Beyond the Journey – as well as a foreword by Former President Jimmy Carter. This book, which contains poetry Mattie wrote when he was 3 to 10 years of age, was recommended by Oprah Winfrey and became a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
From the Publisher The award-winning poetry of young Mattie Stepanek has touched the lives of hundreds and thousands of people. Mattie writes movingly and courageously about life and death, love and loss, faith and hope, innocence and joy. His struggle with a rare form of muscular dystrophy has given him wisdom and insight, and his life, work, and message have been recognized by appearances on Oprah, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, and profiles in The Washington Post and The New York Times. Share with Mattie, poet and peacemaker, and begin your own Journey Through Heartsongs.