In an ambitious research study, Roger Leslie determined what traits successful people consistently demonstrate to achieve their grandest dreams. He and 50 educators then identified where and how often characters in over 120 award-winning chapter books modeled those traits so they could be introduced to young children. Now a core resource for character education, this book provides anyone who works with children innumerable resources and ideas, and even some lesson plans, for instilling in young children the value of personal success and a desire to use their talents to help others.
This is breakthrough character education. For schools pressed for time and resources, it’s an essential tool. For parents and grandparents, it’s a fast way to find good books rich in character themes. Hats off to Dr. Leslie and his team of 50 teachers!”
Thomas Lickona, PhD
Author of Character Matters