Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts

by Susan Cain

Other authorsGrant Snider (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2016



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155.4 Cai




Dial Books (2016), 270 pages


"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"--… (more)


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LibraryThing member asomers
Once I read Susan Cain's first book, "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking", I knew that as a teacher I had to read the kids' version of the book. It did not disappoint. It should definitely be on every educator's reading list. We are constantly being told to find ways
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to engage our students, but most strategies rarely take into account the introverts that populate our classes. This book sheds a new light on some ways to differentiate instruction and engage our students in the learning process.
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LibraryThing member Lindsay_W
A young adult version of Susan Cain’s best selling book Quiet, Quiet Power will help teen introverts embrace their quiet strength and resist the pressure to be more extroverted. Cain uses numerous accounts of well-known introverts like Emma Watson. Not knowing she was an introvert, Watson grew up
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thinking something was wrong with her for not wanting to do what her extroverted friends were doing.

The book is also a good reminder for teachers and adults to recognize children’s introverted nature and allow them the time and space to create that Fortress of Solitude where they restore their energy. As a teacher I was particularly interested in her comments about school rewarding extrovert behaviour when, as Cain points out, what the world needs is more introverts advancing ideas. There is lots more information on Cain’s website quietrev.com, including information about her Quiet Schools initiative. A must read for teachers and parents of introverts, especially if they are extroverts.
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LibraryThing member Salsabrarian
If only this book had been around when I was in junior high! It would have saved me so much emotional agony. The author's tone is reassuring and positive, and each chapter closes with a list of tips relevant to the chapter's theme. There are four parts of the book (School, Socializing, Hobbies and
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Home); each part has related chapters that address how introverts deal with parties, classroom settings, sports, etc., and how introverts can play to their strengths in each setting. Terrific self-help for teens.
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LibraryThing member electrascaife
A sort of self-help book for introverted kids.
Meh. I read this one thinking I might get some insight on how to help my son feel more at ease in loud and crowded settings, but there was nothing earth-shattering here. In fact, there was pretty much nothing that I wouldn't put in the Common Sense
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category. *shrug*
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LibraryThing member SandyAMcPherson
This is an insightful book aimed at the 12 to 15 year old and perhaps older teen,particularly if they've been struggling with our "one size fits all" education system. As an extension of the topics covered in 'Quiet', this book focuses on older children and teenagers. I was pleased how readable and
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engaging the style is. Young teens who have an affinity for the introvert label would benefit from the analysis and strategies.
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