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noun (1)

he·​ro ˈhir-(ˌ)ō 

a: a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability

b: an illustrious warrior

c: a person admired for achievements and noble qualities

d: one who shows great courage


a: the principal character in a literary or dramatic work —used specifically of a principal male character especially when contrasted with heroine

Who is your Asian American hero?

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  • Contest open to K-12 students

  • 1000-word maximum

  • Original drawing or photo of your hero (optional)

  • Parent's email and contact must be provided

  • 1 winner will be selected each month and their entry will be posted on our website

  • Book of your choice by an Asian American author (from approved list) (up to $20 value)

  • Winning entry will receive a one-year OCA Family Membership ($50 value)

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