The Power of a Positive No

Willie Bohanon & Friends Learn the Power of Resisting Peer Pressure

Author: Kip Jones
Illustrator: Chad Isely
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Teach students in grades 3 through 8 how to choose true friends who will help stand up to negative peer pressure.

Boemont Junior High School student Willie Bohanon and some of his closest friends are really feeling the pressure. Peer pressure, that is! Bernard is being pressured by guys on his basketball team to start fights. Derf, while dealing with his step-dad's own poor choices, is making questionable, potentially life-threatening choices himself by giving in to peer pressure from his new, so-called friends. And Derf's sister Chelsey keeps lying to cover up for Derf's friends' bad behavior. Put it all together and you can see that peer pressure is definitely affecting the group in a really negative, and potentially harmful way!

Fortunately, school counselor Mr. J is here to help Willie and his friends learn not only the importance of setting boundaries and saying NO! to peer pressure, but also how to go into B.E.A.S.T. mode when faced with it. B.E.A.S.T. stands for Be Courageous, Earn respect, Always be confident, Strength is in numbers, and Try to remember if you stand your ground, your confidence will grow. Read this engaging and thought-provoking book to find out how Willie and his friends use the B.E.A.S.T. acronym to fight negative peer pressure!

Written and illustrated in a graphic novel style, this is the fourth installment of the Award-winning Urban Character Education series featuring Willie Bohanon and friends. The character building message features biblio-rhymology for right-brain thinking students and a rap song to reinforce the themes. 39 pgs.

Extend the learning with 20 downloadable activities from The Power of a Positive No Activity Guide. 

The Urban Character Education series also includes:


Watch for a sneak peek into the story!

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-944882-06-8