Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hakeem, Mr. Brown and Superman

The New York Daily News has another of those "feel good" stories that I love so much.

It seems that a New York City special education student by the name of Hakeem Bennett won a national essay contest in which he wrote about his real-life hero, his favorite teacher. That teacher, Matthew Brown, is vision-impaired and Hakeem admires and loves the teacher for the way he does his job so well despite his handicap.

But the coolest thing about this story is that, as contest winners, Hakeem and his teacher will be featured in a Superman comic book - and Hakeem and Mr. Brown got their first look at the comic this week. Take a look at the newspaper article for a plot summary and some other great pictures from the comic itself. This has to be a great thrill for a thirteen-year-old boy - and his teacher.


  1. As a teacher I'd like to say that I would love to someday become a comic book character.

    How fun is that.

  2. I thought it was pretty cool, C.B. Kinda like having your name used in a novel or something...

  3. Yes, it's cool, and useful for me This is such a great article.