|Akiane Kramarik is an incredible young artist who is self taught.||Alexandra Scott raised money for cancer research through her nationwide lemonade stands.||Alicia O'Brien was the inspiration for Cherie Bennett's novel, Zink.||Ana Dodson formed Peruvian Hearts to provide Peruvian orphans an education.||Anne Frank wrote: 'Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart. '||Anne Frank 'I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.'|
|Anthony D. Leanna started|
the 'Heavenly Hats Foundation' at the
age of 10.
|Apps for Good: technical innovation from the minds and thumbs of disadvantaged youths||Ashley Rhodes-Courter is an advocate for foster children and adoption rights.||Austin Gutwein founded Hoops of Hope.||Bethany Hamilton survived a shark attack and inspired the world||Bilaal Rajan is the founder of Making Change Now and Canada's child ambassador to UNICEF.|
|Brandon Keefe provides books to |
libraries in his
|Caine Monroy created a cardboard arcade in his father's shop.||Calista M. Pierce makes and sells crafts to raise money for the Special Olympics.||Catherine Malonza saved her brother's life.||Clara Hale was foster mother and founder of the Hale House.||Connie O'Connell was a hero and inspiration to her family.|
|Craig Kielburger believes kids can change the world.||Deland Chan started an environmental group at the YMCA in New York City.||Elizabeth Cline is a hero to her sister, Hallie.||Ellie Wen created a website to help people learn to speak English.||Gerson Andres Florez Perez was nominated |
for the Nobel Peace
Prize at age 16.
|Ghana schoolboy launches his own Somalia famine fundraiser|
|Gina Gallant is an inventor whose |
passion is protecting the environment.
|Global Kids Leaders volunteer|
to help their
|Hannah Taylor started the Ladybug Foundation to help the homeless in her community.||Ibrahim Alex Bangura makes |
music that sends a
message of peace
|Iqbal Masih was a brave advocate for child labor laws in Pakistan.||Jason Crowe received the UN's |
Global Peace &
|Jason XV: Argonaut|
Maria Victoria Ferrara participated in 'Rainforests at the Crossroads' in Panama.
|Jason XV: Panamanian Argonaut:|
Andrea Kam participated in the 'Rainforests at the Crossroads' expedition.
|Jeneece Edroff is a determined fundraiser who raises money to help children with serious illnesses.||Jennifer Smith is an author, mentor and advocate for understanding those who have dyslexia.||Jimmy Woodard helps community groups with his knowledge of media and technology||John Tacket is remembered as|
|Joneice proved |
how strong a
kid can be to her
|Julia inspires her older cousin with her courage and spirited ability to overcome obstacles.||Kids Helping Kids is run by kids - and for kids||Kristianne is an amputee who encourages other young amputees with her positive approach to living.||Lucy is an autistic child who turns her disability into a strength through her imagination.||Malala Yousafzai speaks out for the rights of girls to have an education.|
|Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.||Maura Welch was recognized by NetAid for her work to spread awareness about child labor.||Molly's Film|
The Story of a Young Filmmaker is the winner of the 8th Annual MY HERO Film Festival.
|Mory Sanberg makes bag lunches for the homeless people in her city.||Nickole Evans is using technology for peace.||Nicole Beal inspires her friend, Ashley, with her courage and positive outlook on life.|
|Nkosi Johnson was an orphan infected by HIV who spoke out on behalf of children with AIDS.||Peace Children voted overwhelmingly for peace and change.||Postpessimists is working for change |
in the Balkans.
|Ruby Bridges bravely led the way to desegregation of schools as a child.||Rudy wanted to |
run before he
|Ryan Hreljac helps build wells for clean water in Africa.|
|Ryan Wayne White devoted his life to educating the public about AIDS.||Sadako Sasaki inspired an international peace movement.||Samantha Marie Rowlands learned |
to read when
others said she
|Skye Malik founded the Paco Project to empower those with dyslexia.||SLATER is a student reporter who exudes peace and goodness everywhere she goes.||Sophie Delezio was an ambassador for 2008 World Youth Day.|
|Tatiana rossman: Books flow from an American teen |
to African schools
|The Little Rock Nine bravely fought discrimination to attend an all white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas.||Tori Degen is a two-time cancer survivor who shares her story to help others in need.||Wang Yani has been painting since |
she was three
|William Kamkwamba designed and built a windmill, at the age of 14, for his family in Malawi, Africa.|
|A. Navoi wrote poetry over 500 years ago that has withstood the test of time.||Ada Aharoni works for peace between Israelis and Palestinians with poetry.||Alexander Pushkin was a Russian poet and writer who is beloved around the world.||Anna Akhmatova is considered one of Russia's best poets.||Carl Sandburg wrote poems, stories and nonfiction about Americans and American life.||Chairil Anwar was a beloved Indonesian poet.|
|Christine de Pisan was a 15th century French poet.||Dan Eldon inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.||Dante Alighieri contributed to Italian culture by his use of the Tuscan language instead of Latin.||Doreen Van Lee writes about her Chicago childhood.||Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss was an artist who also wrote charming, absurd rhymes.||DuBose Heyward Wrote most of the lyrics to the famous musical, 'Porgy and Bess.'|
|Dylan Thomas wrote: Life will carry on, always with the same vigor.||Edgar Allan Poe was a renowned poet who overcame many hardships including depression.||Edna St. Vincent Millay was a popular and critically acclaimed poet.||Emily Elizabeth Dickinson wrote nearly 2,000 poems in her lifetime.||Emma Lazarus was an advocate for immigrants' rights and wrote the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.||Federico Garcia Lorca: His Life in Brief|
|France Preseren is the Slovene national poet and inspired Slovene literature.||Hadraawi (Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame) is a powerful voice for peace in his country.||Henry Rago was a Poet and Professor whose poetry stands the test of time.||Homer is the author of the Illiad and the Odyssey and the greatest ancient Greek epic poet.||Ilse Bing was a remarkable poet and photographer. Her works withstand the test of time.||Isaac Rosenberg was a poet of the Great War.|
|Jack Prelutsky is a beloved children's book author, and the first Children's Poet Laureate||John McCrae was a Canadian soldier, doctor, author, artist, and renowed WWI poet.||Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi is a renowned Iranian poet.||Langston Hughes was nicknamed the Poet Laureate of Harlem.||Li Bai is often |
referred to as
the 'God of Poets'
|Lydia Maria Child wrote brilliantly to advocate for the abolition of slavery.|
|Mahmoud Darwish was a beloved Palestinian poet.||Maria Josephine Barrios Filipina poet and activist||Mariama Khan writes poetry to champion the cause of the voiceless.||Marina Tsvetaeva was a Russian poet and writer who candidly wrote about love and revolution.||Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.||Maya Angelou is a beloved female author and poet.|
|Naguib Mahfouz was the first Arab to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.||Ntozake Shange is the inventor of the choreopoem.||Ogden Nash is a favorite American poet of light verse.||Pablo Neruda is the most widely read Latin-American poet.||Paul Laurence Dunbar was an African-American poet of the nineteenth century.||Phillis Wheatley was the first distinguished African-American poet.|
|Plato was a great thinker, philosopher, teacher and advocate for human rights.||Robert Lee Frost was named 'the national bard.'||Robert Munsch is a favorite Canadian writer and poet.||Robert Penn Warren was the first Poet Laureate of the United States.||Saul Williams is a Spoken Word Poet and Slam Champ.||Shel Silverstein was a poet, playwright, lyricist and good friend.|
|Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was a poet, scholar and early feminist in colonial Mexico.||Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) is an acclaimed children's author and poet.||W.E.B. Dubois was a leading 19th century writer and scholar.||William Shakespeare wrote plays & poetry that continue to have a lasting effect on readers all over the world.|