A collection of 32 original stories and poems written by educators. Each story or poem addresses one or more character traits and is a complete 30-40 minute lesson. Literature-based and educationally sound, the stories in this book can be a supplement to any character-education program or can be used at those times when a spur-of-the-moment lesson is needed and the amount of planning time is limited or non-existent. The character traits emphasized in each story are prominently listed making it easy and quick to find the needed trait. The stories can be read by the leader or reproduced for student reading. Includes discussion questions and follow-up activities. Black and white illustrations.