Learn about dyslexia during National Dyslexia Awareness month with our multimedia showcase of heroes. Many successful people attribute their success to having dyslexia -- difficulty learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols.
James Redford and Karen Pritzker collaborate on this HBO documentary film that gives hope to millions of families around the world who have struggled to educate their dyslexic children.
My Hero suggested viewing
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia (2012).
The MY HERO Project offers a free library of Listen & Read Along stories which are read out loud by people. This is a great resource for ESL students, early readers, and learners with reading-based challenges like dyslexia.
Just click on the "Read this story aloud for me" icon at the top of the page.
Stories of Heroes with Dyslexia
Erin Brockovich is a whistleblower, determined to give those without a voice a fighting chance.
These Stories Are Available in Audio, so Students Can Listen & Read Along
"Dyslexia is seen as a hidden disability; but it is also a hidden source of great abilities."
- Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
Everyday heroes with dyslexia - More stories from our guests
Instead of making excuses, he worked hard and helped others who had learning problems as well.
These Everyday Stories Are Available in Audio, so Students Can Listen & Read Along
Skye Malik founded the Paco Project to give back. She raised $25,000 for New York students to gain access to Learning Ally, which empowers those with dyslexia.
Jennifer Smith wrote a book at the age of 12 about dyslexia from a child's point of view. She is a mentor and advocate for understanding those who have dyslexia.
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Visit the MY HERO Calendar
Share Your Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
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