MY HERO Stories

Welcome to our archive of stories! Hope you will enjoy some of our favorites...

Stories by MY HERO Staff

James Redford and Karen Pritzker

By: Betty Bailey Director James Redford and Producer Karen P...

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.

Maria Tallchief

By: Rebecca Miller
Maria Tallchief was the first prima ballerina and Native American in the United States.

Abigail Disney

We talk to documentary filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail Disney about why she became a documentary filmmaker, and her organizations Peace is Loud and the Daphne Foundation.wo

Jen Senko

By: Xenia Shin
We talk to director Jen Senko about her documentary "The Brainwashing of My Dad," and how a divisive media is tearing our country apart.

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.

Ronald V. Dellums

By: Piper Dellums from Idyllwild
Ronald V. Dellums is a former U.S. Congressman who fought against apartheid in South Africa.

Stories by Students


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 ...

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

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

TShirt Prize Winners

2016 to 2017 School Year

The 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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Organizer created on 7/8/2017 12:08:30 PM by Becky Miller

Last edited 3/22/2019 10:04:34 PM by Xenia Shin