Tag Archive ' Heroes'


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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Encouraging Kids to Become Heroes: Ideas for Parents and Teachers

One of the things that you may already know about me is that I believe that all kids can be heroes; we can do a lot as adults to foster that ethic in young people. For my readers who are parents, I’d love to share some of my ideas on how you can encourage your…

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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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