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Willie Bohanon & Friends Learn the Power of Self-Determination


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SKU: B731-Net

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.

Written by Kip “Mr J” Jones
Illustrated by Chad Isely
Paperback ISBN 9781934490662
Grades 3-7
39 pages
Release Date August 15, 2014

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Boys Town Press

Kip Jones, a.k.a.‘Mr. J,’ is a guidance counselor at Alcoa Elementary School in Alcoa, Tennessee, where he resides with his family. Mr. J. uses what he calls “bibliorhymology” in his Willie Bohanon books, an Urban Character Education series that also includes a rap song, dance and worksheets. The Urban Character Education series is a Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient. The series has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards.

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