Make It Happen! “Big Boy” Wills, Cartoonist

Make It Happen! “Big Boy” Wills, Cartoonist


When he was a child, Big Boy Wills was diagnosed with autism. Autism affects the way a person sees and interacts with other people and the world around them. Big Boy interacts with the world by drawing cartoon characters. With the help of his pencils and his family, Big Boy has come out of his shell, turning his drawings into educational materials to help others that have had their lives affected by autism. To become a cartoonist Big Boy had to be disciplined, work hard, have a plan, and of course collaborate with others. His story will show young readers, how they too, can Make It Happen!

Lower Level Lexile: 650L
Upper Level Lexile: 910L

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Product ID: 13317


Grade 2-8 | Nonfiction | ISBN: 978-1-68265-577-1 | Lexile: 650 | GRL: N | English
Grade 6-12 | Nonfiction | ISBN: 978-1-68265-582-5 | Lexile: 910 | GRL: U | English 

Make It Happen! “Big Boy” Wills, Cartoonist: 


  • Features relatable and diverse people to inspire readers 
  • Enables students to think about, plan for, and achieve their own goals 
  • Motivates readers to persevere to overcome obstacles such as bullying, learning challenges, and more! 
  • Includes strategies to identify, develop, and implement life skills critical to success 
  • Provides opportunities to explore different career paths 

Key features: 

  • Depth of Knowledge questions and standards-aligned activities for the classroom  
  • Discussion questions to support social-emotional learning 
  • Primary sources such as unique photos to help students relate in a personal way 
  • Glossary to build student vocabulary 

Make It Happen! 

The Make It Happen! series helps students build the skills necessary to reach their own goals. This series is not about learning how to become a superstar or hero. Instead, each book presents unique people who have overcome great challenges to succeed in work and life. 

A whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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