Motivate students in grades 3 through 8 to work hard, set goals, and find good role models by presenting the story of Willie Bohanon.
Willie Bohanon is a determined young man. He knows what it takes to be successful in life, having seen close family members and friends make mistake after mistake. But it's hard to be a teenager and face life's challenges when your closest friends struggle with setting even simple goals and working toward them.
Fortunately, Willi is surrounded by strong family, a Principal who models and values the skills necessary, and an exciting mentor! When mentor Kendal Cobb comes to speak to the kids at school, he tells them all about SWAG – Self-determination, Working hard, Ambition and Guidance, four essential traits for success.
Written and illustrated in a graphic novel style, this is the first in the author’s Urban Character Education book series. Tips in the form of a rap at the end of each tale, makes it easier for students to remember, practice, and use in their daily lives! It’s a timely lesson for pre-teens, who are reminded that they power their own success. 39 pgs.
Extend the learning with 21 downloadable activities from The Power of Self-D Activity Guide.
The series also includes:
Watch for a sneak peek into the story!
Published by Boys Town Press