MY HERO Stories

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Stories by MY HERO Staff

Ajit (AJ) Rekhy: View From My Window

By: Shannon Luders-Manuel
AJ Rekhy created the Facebook page and group "View From My Window" to connect people from all over the world during the coronavirus pandemic through their personal views.

Ron Kovic

By: Betty Bailey and Jeanne Meyers

Ron Kovic is best selling author, activist and artist whose story was immortalized in the movie Born on the Fourth of July.

Bianca Valenti

By: Shannon Luders-Manuel
Bianca Valenti is a professional surfer and a co-founder of the Committee for Equity in Women's Surfing.

Activist Mohamed Sidibay - Education for All

By: Betty Bailey
Global education activist and former child soldier Mohamed Sidibay has dedicated his life to education for all.

Sal Khan

By: Wendy Jewell
Sal Khan is the Founder and CEO of KHAN ACADEMY and the Global Educator Award Winner of the 2017 MY HERO International Film Festival.

Gabrielle Gorman

By: Xenia Shin
Watch a film by Gabrielle Gorman and you will be struck by her powerful and poetic use of imagery, even as she explores charged subjects such as racism, police brutality, and identity.

Stories by MY HERO Interns

Dorothy Vaughan

By: Brittny Barcenas
Dorothy Vaughan was the first African American woman to supervise the West Area Computers, "human computers" at NASA (originally NACA) during the Space Race.

Liza Koshy

By: Dorothy Lie
Liza Koshy is a YouTuber who has collaborated with the Girls Opportunity Alliance (GOA) to advocate for greater educational opportunities for girls in underprivileged communities.

Avoiding the Coronavirus as a Student

By: Skyler Gallarzan
Students returning to campus in 2020 must take precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19.

Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Peter Norman

By: Jesse Zaragoza
Tommie Smith, John Carlos, and Peter Norman, who were part of the 1968 Olympic team in track and field, raised their fists during the US National Anthem in support of civil rights.

Anna Sui

By: Cheuk Yiu (Rene) Cheng
Anna Sui is a Chinese American fashion designer who won the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2009.

The Word Revolutionist: James Baldwin

By: Sebastian Ruiz
James Baldwin was a highly influential author of the Harlem Renaissance.

Stories by Professional Writers

Trash Heroes

By: Elias Amador
Trash Heroes is an international, volunteer-led organization that mobilizes youth in over 12 countries to clean and prevent plastic waste in their communities.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: John Lewis

Martin Luther King Jr. inspired Congressman John Lewis as a young man during the Civil Rights Movement.

Rachel Gemara: Nursing COVID-19 Patients in Israel

By: Ruth Ebenstein
Rachel Gemara is an oncology nurse in Jerusalem who treated patients with COVID-19 at a popup unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Art Miles Mural Project

By: Kevin Metz<br> <i>Hero Magazine</i> Staff Writer
Art Miles Mural Project uses art to create a more peaceful global community.

Women Heroes Noel Bennett and Tiana Bighorse

By: SUSAN Drennan GABRIEL Bunn
Two storytellers, elder Tiana Bighorse and young Noel Bennett published Tiana's family history. Now elderly, Noel is collaborating with Tiana's great grandson.

Caine Monroy

By: David Kelly
Caine Monroy created a cardboard arcade and launched a movement.

Stories by Students

Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield

By: Kelly McGrath
Clara Barton was a hospital nurse who founded the Red Cross in the United States.

Simone Campbell

By: Brooke Sirek

Simone Campbell is a Catholic Sister who participated in the "Nuns on the Bus" tour to fight for public health access.

Uzbekistan pupils against coronavirus

By: Marjona Boboeva
Marjona Boboeva's poem about learning from home in Uzbekistan during the coronavirus.

Quinn Callander

By: Shanelle Felipe
Quinn Callander is a 13-year-old who invented protective gear for face masks, helping healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alan Turing

By: Andrew Pu
Alan Turing was a cryptanalyst whose decoding of Nazi messages helped end World War II.

Walt Disney

By: Zach Meagher

Walt Disney was an animator and entrepreneur known for revolutionizing children's cartoons.

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

Last edited 10/16/2020 12:45:34 AM by Shannon Luders-Manuel