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Maria Keller

Maria Keller – How An 8 Year Old Started A Movement for Every Kid to Read Indeed!

Books have tremendous power. Between their pages, readers can be transported to anywhere imaginable and become just about anyone…or anything. Unfortunately, many children all over the world don’t have access to books! For several years now, Maria Keller, a 16-year-old girl from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been changing that fact. When she was 8 years old, Maria already…

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Great Success Quotes for Students and Kids

What is success?  Everyone seems to think about it quite differently!  While some people think that money or fame equals success, there is a lot more to it than that. True success is not about things or status or money, but is about the kind of person you are and the positive impact you have on the…

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When Floodwaters Rise, The Cajun Navy Saves Lives!

The Cajun Navy is a group of volunteer small boat owners who help people during bad storms and floods. The group started during Hurricane Katrina. During that storm alone they saved more than 10,000 people from flooded homes and rooftops! Since then, they saved thousands more lives around the United States! The Cajun Navy has gone to help…

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Katie's Krops: Teenager Katie Stagliano 'Grows It Forward' To Help the Hungry

When she was just 9 years old, Katie Stagliano planted a cabbage seed in a garden outside her house. She cared for it every day by watering it, weeding it and giving it plant food.  It grew to be HUGE! Forty pounds huge! Katie wanted to do something special with this very unique cabbage.  With her…

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Tammy Duckworth

Senator Tammy Duckworth – Living with No Limits!

United States Senator Tammy Duckworth has lived an amazing life. In doing so, she has made history several times. But her path was anything but easy. Senator Duckworth was born in Thailand.  Her father, an American, worked for the United Nations and so her childhood meant living in many places around Asia. Her family faced many hard…

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Great Quotes for Kids About Writing and Storytelling

Do you love to write?  Or is writing a nightmare for you?  Either way, it is among the most important skills for you to build.  After you read some of the great quotes for kids about writing and storytelling below, we hope you will at least appreciate it more! In fact, you may not yet…

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Anne Frank

Great Quotes for Kids about Taking Action and Being Proactive

Taking action and being proactive are two of the most important ingredients to success in life.  People who are action focused get better jobs, better grades, have more impact in the world and have better relationships. When you read the quotes below from many people who helped change the world for good, you can see that…

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A 2nd Honeymoon – 5th Graders Right a 60 Year Old Civil Wrong!

Fifth graders at Bear Tavern Elementary school in Hopewell Township, New Jersey learned about a true story that didn’t end right. So they decided to try to change the ending! About 60 years ago, Reverend Gilbert Caldwell had just married his sweetheart, Grace. They set out on their honeymoon from North Carolina on a big…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. – A Man with a Dream

Every year in mid-January, America celebrates a holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. By many counts, Dr. King was just an ordinary man – a husband, a father, and a pastor at his church. But his incredible dedication to a great cause made him also an inspirational world-changer worthy of the highest honor. Throughout his adult life,…

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Zach Bonner – How A Hurricane Inspired A Life of Caring for Homeless Kids

Zach Bonner is one of the first and one of the most inspiring kids that we have profiled on IMK.  His passion is the homeless and he has been giving to those in need since he was only 6. Several years ago, Hurricane Charley struck near his home in Tampa, Florida. Afterward, he collected 27 pickup trucks full of…

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