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What Does it Mean to be a Hero?

What Does it Mean to be a Hero?

September 23, 2015 | Under For Young Heroes | Posted by | 2 Comments

Prior to this week’s announcement of the 2015 winners of the Barron Prize, I asked my Facebook fans to share with me their ideas around heroes and heroism. Many of today’s popular movies and television shows focus on superheroes — people with exceptional strength, speed, or other super-human abilities — but I have always been…

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The Power of the Barron Prize

Being recognized by the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes comes with a number of perks – a cash award, of course, to support the winner’s service work or higher education, as well as the chance to have the winners’ efforts profiled through media and news organizations. But beyond the initial award, being part of…

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How Do I Apply for the Barron Prize?

Every day, kids all over the country participate and take the lead in extraordinary service activities to benefit other people or the planet we share. Are you someone between 8-18 who has spearheaded a service effort in your area? Or perhaps you are a teacher or other community leader who knows of a young person…

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TABarron.com Tours: For Educators

Last month, I kicked off a series of blog tours, taking you through the “For” sections of my website. I hope you enjoyed the “For Readers” tour and found something new and fun on my site! This time, we’ll tour the “For Educators” section, the largest of the “For” sections. I’ve packed it full of…

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We Need Heroes at Any Age

We Need Heroes at Any Age

January 27, 2014 | Under For Young Heroes | Posted by | 1 Comment

We all need heroes. I truly believe this. That’s why I’ve always placed a young hero, a girl or a boy, at the heart of each of my books—a character who has to dig deep in herself or himself to find something extraordinary like courage, perseverance, compassion, or hope. And those young heroes have the…

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