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From left to right: Jordan Inclusive Inventor; Adonis Unstoppable Athlete; Rebekah Equality Advocate; Elijah Child Protector

Courtesy of Marvel and Disney+; Whitney Curtis/AP Images for Scholastic, Inc. (Jordan); See below to see who created each comic.

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Real-Life Heroes

Marvel’s Hero Project turns incredible kids into comic book heroes

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Meet Hailey Scheinman, the newest Marvel Comics hero. She’s your typical 14-year-old girl: She loves Iron Man and Captain America and wants to go to space one day. But Hailey also wants to make the world a better place for people with disabilities. She’s one of 20 real-life super heroes in the new series Marvel’s Hero Project, which streams exclusively on Disney+. Hailey’s episode airs this month.

Hailey’s origin story begins with her twin sister, Livy, who has epilepsy and cerebral palsy. Epilepsy causes seizures, or uncontrolled movements and behaviors. Cerebral palsy affects Livy’s movement and causes muscle weakness. “We needed to fund her physical therapy,” Hailey says. “I didn’t understand the hardships she was going through, but I always wanted to help her.”

Meet Hailey Scheinman. She’s the newest Marvel Comics hero. In many ways, Hailey is a typical 14-year-old. She loves Iron Man and Captain America. She wants to go to space one day. But right now she’s working on a different goal. She wants to make the world a better place for people with disabilities.

Hailey is one of 20 real-life super heroes in a new series called Marvel's Hero Project. It streams exclusively on Disney+. Hailey's episode airs this month.

Hailey's origin story begins with her twin sister, Livy. Livy has epilepsy and cerebral palsy. Epilepsy causes seizures, or uncontrolled movements and behaviors. Cerebral palsy makes Livy's muscles weak. Physical therapy sessions help her get stronger, but they’re expensive. "I didn't understand the hardships she was going through, but I always wanted to help her," says Hailey.

So Hailey began making and selling bracelets and paintings to raise money for Livy’s treatments. As time went on, Hailey and her family decided to use the money they raised to help more kids with epilepsy. They created Livy’s Hope, a community dedicated to giving back.

In 2016, they partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation to start a national fund-raiser called Lemonade for Livy that takes place every July. Hailey also created the Kids Crew, where kids volunteer with the epilepsy community. “We’re helping people learn how to be more accepting of others,” she says.

Hailey began making bracelets and paintings. She sold them to raise money for Livy's treatments. Eventually, Hailey and her family decided to use the money to help more kids with epilepsy. They created Livy's Hope, a community dedicated to giving back.

In 2016, they partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation. They started a national fund-raiser called Lemonade for Livy, which takes place every July. Hailey also created the Kids Crew, where kids volunteer with people with epilepsy. "We're helping people learn how to be more accepting of others," she says.

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The Scheinman family, from left to right: Livy, Jon, Allison, and Hailey

Hailey’s super-heroic acts of kindness caught the attention of Marvel’s Hero Project, which features kids making a difference in the world. Each kid stars in their own Marvel mini-comic, which means they’re forever part of the comic publisher’s cast of super heroes. You can check out all of the digital comics at Marvel.com/HeroProject.

Even though she relates to her favorite super heroes, Hailey doesn’t think of herself as one. She’s just someone trying to help others. Still, Hailey says, “I hope kids are inspired. It doesn’t matter who you are or how old you are, if you want to put the work in to make a difference in the world, then you can be a hero.”

Hailey's acts of kindness caught the attention of Marvel's Hero Project. The show features kids who are making a difference in the world. Each kid also stars in their own Marvel mini-comic. That means becoming part of Marvel’s official cast of super heroes. You can check out all of the digital comics at Marvel.com/HeroProject.

Hailey relates to her favorite super heroes. But she doesn't think of herself as one. She's just someone trying to help others. Still, "I hope kids are inspired,” she says. “It doesn't matter who you are or how old you are. If you want to put the work in to make a difference in the world, then you can be a hero."

Use a ruler to measure each panel in the comic book page about Jahkil, who helps the homeless. Round each measurement to the nearest 1/8 inch. Round your answers to the nearest tenth. Use the online answer sheet to measure, and record your work and answers.

Use a ruler to measure each panel in the comic book page about Jahkil, who helps the homeless. Round each measurement to the nearest 1/8 inch. Round your answers to the nearest tenth. Use the online answer sheet to measure, and record your work and answers.

Find the area of each panel.

Find the area of each panel.

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What’s the area of the margins, or the remaining empty space on the page around the comic panels?

What’s the area of the margins, or the remaining empty space on the page around the comic panels?

CREDITS
Unstoppable Adonis: Writer: Mike Raicht; Art: Kev Sharp; Inks: Lorenzo Ruggiero; Colors: Guru e-FX Lee Duhig; Lettering: VC's Joe Sabino; Cover Art: Todd Nauck; Cover Colors: Guru e-FX Lee Duhig
Incredible Ekijah: Writer: Mike Raicht; Art: Mario Del Pennino; Inks: Mario Del Pennino; Colors: Chris Sotomayor; Lettering: VC's Chris Eliopoulos; Cover Art: Derek Charm; Cover Colors: Carlos Lopez
Sensational Jordan: Writer: Marc Sumerak; Art: Kev Sharpe; Inks: Wayne Faucher; Colors: Chris Sotomayor; Lettering: VC's Joe Sabino; Cover Art: Natacha Bustos; Cover Colors: Natacha Bustos
Mighty Rebekah: Writer: Marc Sumerak; Art: Ramon Bachs; Inks: Ramon Bachs; Colors: Chris Sotomayor; Lettering: VC's Joe Sabino; Cover Art: Natacha Bustos; Cover Colors: Natacha Bustos
Make Way for Jahkil: Writer: Ralph Macchio; Art: J.L. Giles; Inks: J.L. Giles; Colors: Chris Sotomayor; Lettering: VC's Joe Sabino; Cover Art: J.L. Giles; Cover Colors: J.L. Giles

CREDITS
Unstoppable Adonis: Writer: Mike Raicht; Art: Kev Sharp; Inks: Lorenzo Ruggiero; Colors: Guru e-FX Lee Duhig; Lettering: VC's Joe Sabino; Cover Art: Todd Nauck; Cover Colors: Guru e-FX Lee Duhig
Incredible Ekijah: Writer: Mike Raicht; Art: Mario Del Pennino; Inks: Mario Del Pennino; Colors: Chris Sotomayor; Lettering: VC's Chris Eliopoulos; Cover Art: Derek Charm; Cover Colors: Carlos Lopez
Sensational Jordan: Writer: Marc Sumerak; Art: Kev Sharpe; Inks: Wayne Faucher; Colors: Chris Sotomayor; Lettering: VC's Joe Sabino; Cover Art: Natacha Bustos; Cover Colors: Natacha Bustos
Mighty Rebekah: Writer: Marc Sumerak; Art: Ramon Bachs; Inks: Ramon Bachs; Colors: Chris Sotomayor; Lettering: VC's Joe Sabino; Cover Art: Natacha Bustos; Cover Colors: Natacha Bustos
Make Way for Jahkil: Writer: Ralph Macchio; Art: J.L. Giles; Inks: J.L. Giles; Colors: Chris Sotomayor; Lettering: VC's Joe Sabino; Cover Art: J.L. Giles; Cover Colors: J.L. Giles

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