1) Malala Yousafzai – Shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a school bus in Pakistan. Yousafzai recovered and became the first girl ever nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Her United Nations address on her 16th birthday was nothing short of awe-inspiring. If you want to explain to your children the definition of hero, point them towards Yousafzai.
Have I mentioned how much I love Amy Poehler?