From School Library Journal

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 incessantly seem to thrive most in school or public situations are the extroverts. Cain believes that introverts, like her, can discover ways 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 during 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 find themselves incessantly made to feel unappreciated. There is not any 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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Praise for Quiet Power:

“Humorous drawings during the text add a whimsical and light touch perfect for the intended audience. . . . 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.”—School Library Journal

“For kids who wish to roar—on the inside.”—Booklist

Praise for the original edition of Quiet:

“An earnest and enlightening 300-page inquiry into introversion and its uses. A rich, intelligent book.” –The Wall Street Journal

“An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.”- Kirkus, starred review

“Once in a blue moon, a book comes along that gives us startling new insights. QUIET is that book: it’ll change the way you see yourself, other people, and the world.”—Adam Grant, writer of Give and Take

New York Times Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller
Kirkus Reviews‘ Best Nonfiction of the Year
Goodreads Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
People Magazine Top Ten Books of the Year
Fast Company Magazine #1 Best Business Book of the Year
Christian Science Monitor Best Books of the Year

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The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens  Susan Cain sparked a all over the world conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids’ world—school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. You’ll hear Susan Cain’s own story, and you’ll have the ability to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. There’s even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers. This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.
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