Quiet Power

Quiet Power

The Secret Strengths of Introverts

eBook - 2016
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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 worldwide 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 be able 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"--
"A discussion of the power of introverts for kids and teens with a focus on school, family life, and friendship"--
Publisher: Toronto :, Puffin Canada,, 2016
Description: 1 online resource
ISBN: 9780143194521

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Sep 12, 2020

Really affirming and full of useful advice for quiet/shy/introverted/etc kids, probably good for ages 10-14? Older kids could benefit as well or pick up her Quiet book geared for adults.

Dec 09, 2019

Where was this book when I was a child??? I cannot count the number of times I was told to "speak up" and to not "be so shy", and to be more "outgoing". I wish that everyone had to read this book, all parents, teachers, and kids, preferably starting in Elementary school. I wanted to go back in time and tell my childhood self that it is not only okay to be an introvert, but that it is also a blessing in many ways as an adult. I will absolutely recommend this book to everyone I know.

PimaLib_CatS Apr 13, 2019

I highly recommend this book for introverts and extroverts interested in discovering the secret strengths of introverts. I wished that I had read this book as a tween! There are helpful chapters for teachers and parents.

Dec 28, 2018

Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts is a book written by Susan Cain, Erica Moroz, and Gregory Mone for introverted youths, struggling with the beginning journey of self-discovery. This book introduces many tweens and teens around the world, each unique and distinct. The young introverts show different characteristics as they strive for different goals in different environments in different ways: girl struggling to fit in with her friends and simultaneously striving to truly find herself, a shy boy who’s always preferred working alone over socializing. No matter how “strong” of an introvert or extrovert you are, you will likely be drawn into many of these wittily illustrated stories, unearthing in them something that corresponds deep inside you. Not only does this book encourage young introverts to embrace their quiet, powerful natures, but it teaches them how to cultivate them, living life to the fullest.
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Aug 24, 2017

Did not read the entire thing and would like to get my hands on her original "adult" best-seller, but it's always an amazing and empowering reminder to know who you are and to shape your identity based on your own unique gifts, talents, and predispositions. Couldn't recommend it enough to parents to help your teenagers understand and celebrate who they are and how they were made. Understanding that I was an introvert was easily the biggest and awesomest discovery of my high school years, and still shapes me today. While you're at it, you read it with them and make sure you even know about this stuff. It can be life-changing. Feels like a piece of the puzzle coming together.

Jul 18, 2017

Down to earth and to the point. It really opened my eyes to the gifts introverts have in social situations. I highly recommend this book, even for adults.

FindingJane Feb 11, 2017

Of course introverts power the world. Extroverts may have the drive but it’s the quiet people who see to it that things get done. Ms. Cain, a lifelong introvert, points out the various introverts who have helped shape and mold history, politics, arts, science and schooling. She sets up guidelines for those who’d like to contribute more or stand out at parties but can’t seem to get the ball rolling. She also suggests helpful solutions for teachers and parents who fall into the pitfalls of thinking that a child is somehow lacking because s/he isn’t participating as much as they should be in class.

All in all, this book is a potent testament to the joys of being one of those people that everyone else has to watch.

spl_merley Jan 19, 2017

So often we celebrate the outgoing, social butterflies but fail to recognize the value of the deep thinking, creative, quiet people. This book helps us recognize that introverts have gifts too and it gives some great advice and strategies to help quiet teens succeed. Worthwhile reading for teens, parents and anyone who might work with teens. The author also has a book for adults called Quiet.

Oct 20, 2016

I'm an extrovert, but I still found this book helpful. There were a few disappointing instances in which the author seemed to encourage antisocial behavior. However, for the most part the book was full of ideas for how kids can learn to overcome the fear of public speaking, participate more in class, and connect socially with peers. The book is well organized, and it even has tips for parents and teachers of introverted kids.

WVMLlibrarianCathy Sep 08, 2016

Quiet Power is a full of great advice and anecdotes for introverted teens & tweens. It includes some more academic information from Cain’s first (adult) book Quiet, but in a much more accessible format. Cain focuses on the strengths of introverts, respecting one’s natural temperament, and learning skills to help introverts success outside of their comfort zones . “Success stories” from teens & famous adults feature throughout the book. Quiet Power is a highly recommended reading for introverted teens, tweens, their parents and teachers.

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