RESOURCESFor parents, educators, and young heroes
INSPIRING YOUNG HEROES
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.
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
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
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
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]
We’re delighted to provide free, downloadable educational materials to teachers, librarians, and homeschool educators. Available content includes resources to use in exploring the concept of heroes with their students. Visit T. A. Barron’s website to download these complimentary materials for use in your library or classroom.
- Posters and maps from T. A. Barron’s novels (coming soon)
- Bookmarks (coming soon)
- The T. A. Barron Video Collection
- Book Discussion Guides
- Articles by T. A. Barron
WITH THE PRESS?
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, a program of the nonprofit organization Young Heroes Project, 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.