The Power of Self-D

Kip Jones
Chad Isely
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Motivate kids in grades 3-7 to work hard, set goals, and find good role models by presenting the story of Willie Bohanon. Recite the "Self-D Rap" provided at the end of the story to help students remember, practice and apply the tips that Willie and his friends discover. Willie knows self-determination is a key to success. Too bad his closest friends don’t think so. They struggle to set the simplest of goals. Even Willie, despite a strong family and awesome role models, sometimes loses focus and gives up. Luckily for him and his pals, a mentor teaches them about SWAGSelf-determination, Working hard, Ambition and Guidance.

Written and illustrated in a comic-book style, this is the first in the author’s Urban Education Series series. It’s a timely lesson for pre-teens, who are reminded that they power their own success. A downloadable activity guide with 21 activities is available for the Power of Self-D. 40 pages

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-934490-66-2

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    The Power of Self D

    Posted by Jerry Powers on Jun 13th 2018

    Excellent book that my students enjoyed and does a great job of giving an example of not giving up when caught in difficult circumstances.

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