The Leon Wilkes Story©
Story 45
Words to Know:
destined – intended; set apart for a particular purpose. He was destined to be an artist.
There are many stories about people who were born in poverty and who managed to overcome hardships and grow up to live what is called “the American Dream.” Such a story belongs to Leon Wilkes, Jr.
Read Story Aloud:
Can you think of two things that helped the Wilkes children succeed in school and in their later lives?
What did Leon Wilkes, Jr. show about his character when he agreed to visit his condemned father?
By forgiving his father, what did Leon Wilkes, Jr. gain?
Enrichment: (Optional)
What would the world he like without forgiveness?
Character Traits: Define how these character traits relate in the story.
Family commitment: