RESOURCES

For parents, educators, and young heroes
      Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!
We’ve compiled these resources – videos, articles, books, and more – with teachers and parents in mind. They can be used in the classroom or at home to inspire the young heroes in your life.

INSPIRING YOUNG HEROES

Inspiring Young Heroes is a website that features a collection of short videos highlighting the life-changing work of everyday young people. Through their own words, amazing kids narrate their personal journey and show how one person – no matter what age or circumstance – has the power to make a difference. These former Barron Prize winners and their stories will empower everyone to take that first step to make a positive impact on society and our planet.

Parents, teachers, and people of all ages will be inspired by these videos to make changes – big and small – in their communities and in the world! We hope you love these videos of inspiring kids as much as we do, and that you’ll spread them around the globe. It only takes a small spark of goodness to create a flame of positive change that this world needs more than ever.

MORE VIDEOS

Everyone has a hero inside! In this brief video, author T. A. Barron talks about what makes a hero, the difference between heroes and celebrities, and the Barron Prize.
This trailer introduces a 45-minute documentary film, Dream Big, which profiles a diverse group of passionate young people who are making the world a better place.

This playlist of videos includes a commentary by Jane Goodall, interviews with T. A. Barron and previous winners of the Barron Prize, and more.

Everyone can be a hero! Children from a school in Ohio created this video using art that illustrates what being a hero means to each of them.

ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

Teen Scientists Find Solutions to Problems in Developing Nations
Here & Now — November 4, 2016 | PDF

Having Kids Won’t Hurt the Planet if We Teach Them how to Save It
Outside Online — September 29, 2016 | PDF

Barron Prize encourages youths who ‘make the world better’
Christian Science Monitor — September 21, 2015 | PDF

What ELSE do you do?: Five questions for T. A. Barron
Horn Book – Read Roger Blog — April 9, 2015 | PDF

Youth Perspective: Sustainable Innovation for the World
Thomson Reuters Sustainability — April 2015 | PDF

BOOKS

The Hero's Trail

The Hero’s Trail

We need our heroes, today more than ever. Not just celebrities, but real heroes — people whose character enables them to triumph over great obstacles. And to make a genuine difference to our world.

That is the core of this groundbreaking book. Combining moving profiles of heroic young people with insightful commentary, T.A. Barron eloquently shows that heroes can be lasting inspirations — trail guides on our journeys through life. [more]

The Wisdom of Merlin

The Wisdom of Merlin

From T. A. Barron comes a new non-fiction book that explores what is, perhaps, Merlin’s single greatest idea: Magic surrounds us and lives in every person.

The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life, expands on that idea. This book holds Merlin’s magical insights – including his seven most magical words – and how they apply to our own lives. [more]

CLASSROOM MATERIALS

We’re delighted to provide a set of educational materials to teachers, librarians, and homeschool educators. Each packet includes resources to use in exploring the concept of heroes with their students. Visit T. A. Barron’s website to download or order these complimentary materials for use in your library or classroom.

Each packet includes:
  • Posters and maps from T. A. Barron’s novels
  • Bookmarks
  • The T. A. Barron Video Collection
  • Book Discussion Guides
  • Articles by T. A. Barron
  • Inspirational quotes from The Hero’s Trail
  • Barron Prize Brochure
  • The Hero’s Trail Study Guide
  • Dream Big Video Collection Flyer

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ABOUT US

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Media inquiries and other questions:

Barbara Ann Richman

Executive Director

director@barronprize.org

Questions about the online application:

admin@barronprize.org

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WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Media inquiries and other questions:

Barbara Ann Richman

Executive Director

director@barronprize.org

Questions about the online application:

admin@barronprize.org

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Terms of Use | © Thomas A Barron, LLC

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

P.O. Box 1470

Boulder, CO 80306