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Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts
Contributor(s): Cain, Susan, Mone, Gregory (Conductor), Moroz, Erica (Conductor), Snider, Grant (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0803740603     ISBN-13: 9780803740600
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
    OUR PRICE: $17.85  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: May 2016
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Annotation: An adaptation of Susan Cain's best-selling Quiet illuminates the strengths and struggles of being an introverted child or teen, sharing the stories of real-life kids who have met the challenges and made their mark in quiet ways. Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Introverts; Juvenile literature.
Self-esteem; Juvenile literature.
Interpersonal relations; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Science
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Issues | Self-esteem & Self-reliance
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Issues | Emotions & Feelings
Dewey: 155.4/18232
LCCN: 2015040911
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 6.25" W x 1.25" (1.05 lbs) 270 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 191426
Reading Level: 7.7   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 10.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s):
Susan Cain is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. She worked as a corporate lawyer and then a negotiations consultant before deciding to writeQuiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. That book became a phenomenon, translated into over 35 languages and on theNew York Times Bestseller List for several years. She lives on the banks of the Hudson River with her husband and two sons.
Susan Cain is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. She worked as a corporate lawyer and then a negotiations consultant before deciding to write Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. That book became a phenomenon, translated into more than 35 languages and on the New York Times bestseller list for several years. She lives on the banks of the Hudson River with her husband and two sons.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Fall)
A distillation of the concepts in Cain's adult book Quiet, here focused on situations likely to affect kids and teens with anecdotes from young introverts. Quiet Power discusses the challenges of introversion as well as the titular strengths, providing the same validation as the original without being patronizing. Occasional cartoons lighten the overall tone.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 May)

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. VERDICT Many will find value in this title that emphasizes that being an introvert is not a blemish on one's personality but a benefit. An excellent addition.—Elizabeth Kahn, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Avondale, LA

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