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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
The Barron Prize and our winners garner widespread media coverage – this is a sampling of our national news items. Be sure to check out our Meet the Winners pages for a comprehensive listing of local and national news for each winner.
Diversity in Action – Summer 2021
A passion to save gorillas makes one 11-year-old a ‘hero’
Washington Post – KidsPost – September 23, 2019
These kids are making the world a better place
Mother Nature Network – September 17, 2019
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
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
- The T. A. Barron Video Collection
- Book Discussion Guides
- Articles by T. A. Barron