A Story of Whoa
2023 FAPA Award Winner
WHOA loves his dad but can’t handle the emotions he feels when they listen to the nightly news together.
One day, his father explains what Whoa is seeing on the news. That gets Whoa thinking. He doesn’t want the injustice, tragedy, and cruelty in this world.
He comes up with a plan of how to beat them all. With his father at his side, Whoa handles his
emotions, beats these three scourges in the world – and makes his father proud.
Relevance to Today’s World
It’s a different world now. It’s a time where you need dad son talk about the world to teach children essential life lessons. How do you explain the violence, homelessness, poverty, bullying, and more? How do you teach kids about poverty? Teach boys courage? Teach kids persistence?
And how do you do it in a way that doesn’t conjure up emotions such as revenge or vigilante-like behavior? That’s where A Story of Whoa shines - and does it for you.
Values emphasized in A Story of Whoa include love, kindness, perseverance, managing emotions, overcoming fears, courage, helping society, and solving problems. This story makes life into an adventure where boys and girls too can become the heroes.
For young children aged 7 to 11 and grades 3-6.
A Story of Whoa is a great book choice for:
- Parents who encourage their children to have courage and teach kids persistence
- Elementary school teachers/parents who want children to stand up to what’s happening in society to make a difference and welcome methods to teach kids about the world
- Parents who want their boys to be strong physically, emotionally, and mentally
- Librarians at schools (grades 3-6)
- Home schoolers
- Those who need encouragement to realize there are answers to society’s problems
- All of us who need periodic reminders about making a difference in the community where we live