QUIET POWER: THE SECRET STRENGTHS OF INTROVERTS -- an insightful, accessible, and empowering book for and about kids
Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain, Gregory Mone, and Erica Moroz (2016, Dial Books; 288 pages)
For those of us who enjoyed reading the inspiring book Quiet :The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain, this new book for introverted kids, tweens and teens is another empowering read for several reasons. Introverted and shy adults will recognize themselves in Susan Cain’s own story. Reading through the different great chapters of the book, one can go back and understand all kinds of dynamics lived in different universes that composes a kid, tween or teen’s world: school, friendships, family relations, extracurricular situations. The book is delightfully packed with stories of actual kids who have confronted the challenges of not being extroverted and who have been able to succeed in their own quiet way.
The book is a jewel on many levels: This is not only a resource to empower, it is also a great guide for those who are both extroverts and introverts. It is an eye-opening reading, and the illustrations complete each chapter with a fun comic-style art. The introduction, called "A Manifesto for Introverts," is a must read for everybody who would like to practice empathy on a daily basis. Other chapters quietly guide kids, tweens and teens in different scenarios: Quiet in the Cafeteria; Quiet in the Classroom; Group Projects, the Introverted Way; Quiet Friendship; The Quiet Athlete; plus a great finale, a conclusion that is a guide for parents and teachers.
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