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|Quiet power : the secret strengths of introverts|
Author: Cain, Susan
The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast for a young audience, focusing on the particular strengths of introverted kids--at school, on the sports field, at home, etc.--who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 7.70
Points: 10.0 Quiz: 191426
Kirkus Reviews (04/01/16)
School Library Journal (+) (05/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2016 Gr 6 Up—Cain is well known for her adult book and TED Talk on the contributions that introverts have made to society in a world that seems powered by extroverts. In this edition, she addresses the challenges that young introverts face. Unfortunately for introverts, who make up one-third to half the population, those who often seem to thrive most in school or public situations are the extroverts. Cain believes that introverts, like her, can learn to use their "superpowers" (namely: listening, deep thinking, and focusing on the self) to flourish. The book is divided into chapters based on school, socializing, hobbies, and home, with firsthand accounts of introverted teens and examples of famous figures (e.g., Beyoncé, Albert Einstein) who have found success outside of their initial comfort zones. Included are strategies and tips on how introverts can overcome situations that prove difficult for them (preparing notes to enter class discussions, establishing a time limit for social outings, setting up a personal sanctuary). Humorous drawings throughout the text add a whimsical and light touch perfect for the intended audience. This highly accessible volume gives a voice to a group of people who are often made to feel unappreciated. There is no index, but the work does include notes, an afterword for teachers, and a guide for parents. - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 05/01/2016 The author of the adult best-seller Quiet (2012) brings her introvert revolution to tweens and teens in this thought-provoking guide. Cain begins by defining introverts and extroverts, before questioning “the Extrovert Ideal,” in which society idolizes talkers and spotlight seekers. The text is divided into four typical settings in which introverts must interact with others: school, socializing, hobbies, and home. Chapters within these sections feature brief profiles of conventionally introverted kids and celebrities and explain how introverts normally react in these settings and problems that can arise. The emphasis, however, is on self-acceptance and the recognition of introverts’ “secret strengths,” such as listening, reflection, and focus. Playful spot illustrations and comic panels will help Cain’s advice connect with young readers, and each chapter ends with practical tips to empower introverts. The most notable chapter is on quiet leadership and how introverts make great, and possibly even better, leaders. Concluding guides for parents and educators help adults understand the introverts they are raising. For kids who want to roar—on the inside. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.