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Inspiring Change Makers

Seasons are a revolving gift—continually different from what has gone before and what will come after. They are the ultimate change makers, with varied weather, foods, holidays, flora, fauna, and activities for us all. Plus a special seasonal magic. In autumn, now upon us, nature transforms the landscape with a spectacular array of colors, bringing…

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Outstanding Young Leaders: <br />Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Barron Prize

We need heroes today more than ever — not celebrities, but real heroes. And while we tend to hear a lot about entertainers, athletes, and media moguls in the headlines, the world often seems to ignore the extraordinary work done every day by people just like you and me. These are the people not out…

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Former Barron Prize Winners<br />Helping the Next Generation

One of the most exciting things about the Barron Prize is seeing young people whose projects have been honored continue to make a positive impact on our world. Some of our former winners have even chosen to help the Barron Prize in its mission to honor young heroes! Each year, our selection committee includes youth and…

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The Journey Back – How a Bowl of Noodles Led to a Lifelong Friendship

Photo credit: Chiiori Alliance & Trust At some point in your life—whether as a student, after a graduation, between jobs, or beyond—I hope you will have an opportunity to travel.  Whether you venture somewhere near or far…that travel could change your life.  And the change may come in a surprising form—even something as unlikely as…

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Graduates: Follow Your Dreams, Make a Difference

Practical Advice for Grads I’ve always loved a good story. As a kid, I dreamed up stories and poems, sometimes to avoid doing homework, sometimes just for the fun of messing around with words. My first real story, written when I was seven or eight, was called—wait for it—Autobiography of a Big Tree. Commencement speakers…

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Kids Find the Magic at Merlin Camp!

A very special event for kids aged 9-12 was held in Boulder earlier this month… the inaugural week of Merlin Camp, brand new for 2016! Eleven young wizards joined the camp counselors from Boulder Bookstore and Boulder Public Library for a week-long day camp full of activities and learning based on the legends of Merlin….

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Celebrate Reading!

The magic of books is that they allow you to travel wherever you like in your imagination. You don’t even need a ticket… or a toothbrush! The very best stories spark the imagination, empower us, provide comfort, and help us understand the world around us. And so, in celebration of May being #GetCaughtReading month, I…

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Thank You for Going #IntoNature With Me!

I was so pleased at all the entries I received to my recent #IntoNature promotion in celebration of the re-release of The Ancient One! So many of you chose to share your videos, photographs, and thoughts with me, I loved reading your thoughts about the healing power of nature, its ability to surprise, to awe,…

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The Enchantment of Nature

This entry was contributed by Zanne Tarlow as part of my “Into Nature” guest blog series celebrating the reissue of my book, The Ancient One. I invite you to submit your own nature inspirations for a chance to win signed copies of the new edition of The Ancient One and for your entry to be…

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Forest Magic

This image and caption was contributed by Michelle Richardson as part of my “Into Nature” guest blog series celebrating the reissue of my book, The Ancient One. I invite you to submit your own nature inspirations for a chance to win signed copies of the new edition of The Ancient One and for your entry…

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