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You Are Awesome
Find your confidence and dare to be brilliant at (almost) anything
By (author): Matthew Syed Illustrated by: Toby Triumph
9781492687535 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance Jul 09, 2019
$21.50 CAD
Active 6 x 8.5 x 0.73 in | 500 gr 160 pages Sourcebooks Sourcebooks Explore

A wonderful middle school graduation gift for him, You Are Awesome will remind the grad in your life to embrace their mistakes and continue to be awesome!

You Are Awesome is a practical and insightful growth mindset book for kids to help middle grade children build resilience, embrace their mistakes, and grow into successful, happy adults. Times journalist, two-time Olympian, and bestselling author Matthew Syed demonstrates how grit, resilience, and a positive growth mindset can help in every aspect of your life—from school to friendships to sports to hobbies. Using examples of role models from Serena Williams to Mozart, You Are Awesome shows how success is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired through practice and a positive attitude.

What If You Could Become Awesome at (Almost) Anything?

It'snot as impossible as you might imagine. If you're the kind of person who thinks ...

  • I need a special type of brain to do math
  • You're either good at sports or you're not
  • I don't have a musical bone in my body
  • Challenge the beliefs that hold you back! Whatever you want to be good at, the right mindset can help YOU achieve your dreams.

    Matthew Syed is one of the world's most influential thinkers in the field of high performance in the context of a complex and fast-changing world. He draws on a vast array of case studies and real-world examples across sport, business, education and politics. In his previous career, Matthew was the former England table tennis number one for almost a decade. Nowadays Matthew is a multi-award-winning journalist for The Times, a highly-acclaimed speaker, and a regular contributor to radio and television. He is the author of three bestselling books on the subject of mindset and high performance , Bounce, Black Box Thinking and The Greatest. In his latest book, You Are Awesome, Matthew distils the principles of growth mindset, resilience and adaptability in his other books for a younger audience. Matthew lives in London with his wife and two children.

    "How inspiring is it to know that there's a path to awesomeness and that anyone Â? absolutely anyone Â? can go down that path. This book shows you how." - Carol Dweck, PhD, bestselling author of MINDSET

    "Syed has an engaging writing style that avoids condescension. Fun facts, statistics, quotes, and stories of hard work and perseverance from "Famous Failures" are featured. Syed's belief that anyone can get good at something, and his explanation of his process, is realistic and encouraging.
    " - School Library Journal

    "The visual design, featuring many dynamic fonts, inspirational quotes, and energetic drawings in black, gray, and yellow, succeeds in being upbeat and encouraging." - Booklist

    "The goal of this book is to help kids realize that they needn't necessarily be born with a certain gift or talent-that maybe success is a combination of hard work, the right mentors, and a strong support system. Syed offers a variety of ways a young person can begin to reflect on who they really are and define what their true passion may be.
    " - Kirkus Reviews

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