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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.
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"Humorous drawings throughout 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 want 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 will change the way you see yourself, other people, and the world.”—Adam Grant, author of Give and Take
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Read more about her, and join the Quiet Revolution community, at Quietrev.com.
- Publisher : Rocky Pond Books; Reprint edition (May 2, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0147509920
- ISBN-13 : 978-0147509925
- Reading age : 9+ years, from customers
- Lexile measure : 1020L
- Grade level : 5 - 6
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.06 x 0.74 x 7.69 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Title: Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts
Author: Susan Cain with Gregory Mone and Erica Moroz
Published by: Dial Books for Young Readers Penguin Young Readers Group 2016
Number of pages: 254
Price: $ 15.79
Quiet Power is a great book that takes a deep dive into the world of what it is like to be an introvert. Susan Cain does an excellent job explaining what exactly it means to be an introvert and how it does not make you any less capable than someone who is an extrovert. While to story has a main focus on the empowerment of those who identify as introverts, she also makes it a point to discuss that it is also great if you are an extrovert or even an ambivert, which is someone who falls in the middle of being introverted and extroverted. Quiet Power is written in a way to make you feel that no matter if you are an introvert, extrovert or ambivert you have a place in the world and can make an impact in everything you do.
One great thing about this book is the Introduction. From the start Susan Cain takes great detail in explaining what it means to be an introvert. She gives us her own story about her early life, and how as she grew older and gained knowledge she learned that being quiet was her great power. She gives a first hand account of how she dealt with being quiet in a world that is loud, and how she made her own impact. Susan explains what it means to be introverted, and includes a series of questions to ask yourself to determine if you might be introverted. The more times you answer “true” to the questions the more introverted you probably are. Susan also takes the time in the introduction to discuss what makes extroverts great too, and how they can compliment an introverted person.
The book has four parts each containing chapters that relate to the overarching theme for the section. In each of these main sections you meet a handful of students who are working on understanding themselves and how being an introvert plays into their lives both academically and socially. In part one Susan introduces us to students who face struggles being introverted in the classroom and working with others around them. She emphasizes on well known individuals who have made their way into leadership roles despite being introverts and explains how quiet leaders have their own strength and power when it comes to leading others.
Section two dives into the social lives of introverts. We meet students who have struggled to maintain friendships, feel a part of the group, and make their voice heard in the crowd. We learn that being introverted does not mean you cannot be social, or enjoy outings with friends, or even parties, it just means that introverts need some time to “recharge their battery”. Large social gatherings can be draining for introverts and Susan Cain makes clear that it is okay to take a step away to get a break, leave an event early, and have a plan to fall back on if you start to feel overwhelmed. She also makes a great point when stating that extroverts sometimes need that introverted friend to bring them some stability and calm in their life. If you are an introvert you can still be present, have friends, and enjoy socializing, you just need to do it in a way that works for you.
Section three and four focus on introverts and creativity, as well as how an introverted student's family can be there to support them and give them the space they need, while still encouraging them to be present. Being introverted does not limit you, you are still able to go on adventures and be creative, in fact these activities can be outlets. Susan Cain explains this best by sharing stories of students who have found ways to use their creativity and adventurous sides to feel comfortable with who they are. She also explains the importance of family understanding their introverted child and how they can be there to support and encourage them.
Susan Cain's Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts is a fantastic book that should be read by teachers, as well as students. Personally this book has shown me that I myself have more introverted tendencies and that I can still make an impact amongst those who are more extroverted. I would recommend this book to educators everywhere so they are able to truly understand the “quiet” kid in class. Every student deserves a teacher who is willing to learn about their strengths, weaknesses, and how to push them. There will always be the students who jump to answer questions in class, share their opinions, participate in discussions, join clubs, and socialize with everyone. There will also always be the quiet students who shy away from class discussions, need time to share opinions, and would rather sit back and observe than jump into a social situation. These students deserve the same opportunities as the more extroverted students, and they deserve to have teachers who understand how they learn and accommodate to ensure each student is being heard.
Book Review by Nicole Hurst
The world is filled with all types of personalities and each one of them is very important. Being an introvert or extrovert and understanding how to express yourself can be a hard thing to do. I never really understood the difference between introverts and extroverts until reading this book. Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts was written by Susan Cain with Gregory Mone, Erica Moroz and illustrated by Grant Snider. This book was published in 2016 by Puffin Books and 270 pages. This book can be purchased on Amazon for $8.89.
Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts is broken down into the areas of school, socializing, hobbies and home with real life stories incorporated throughout the book. Teachers and parents are provided with a guide on how to support, empower, accommodate and encourage introverted kids. Being an introvert in all of these areas can be very challenging. As parents and teachers, we need to realize what the child's needs are. Not all the students are the same and have different learning preferences. Being in a classroom with all types of students can be overwhelming. According to Cain (2016), “Sometimes it’s natural for the stress and drama of the school day to get to you, But you can rise above all that with your inner self intact” (p. 31). Students who may be overwhelmed with the environment can be given quiet time and a place to reflect to help them be successful throughout the school day and the school year.
Quiet speaks volumes in a room. Parents can have a hard time understanding why their child is not like the others. They are quiet, off on their own or hold back during social situations. Teachers also have a hard time understanding why some students in their class do not speak up or participate during the lessons. Children are trying to understand who they are and what they need. Throughout the book, Cain gives many suggestions and examples on encouraging kids and teens to be who they really are and how to lead a successful life. According to Cain (2016), “As time went on, I realized that my quiet approach to life had been a great power all along” (p. 2). While reading this book, kids and teens are learning how to incorporate and understand the little things in life and how to feel comfortable. As educators, giving them time and space to communicate, finding their passion and comfort zone is very crucial. Susan Cain gives many suggestions for the kids and teens to understand how to do these things and use them in their every day life.
Socializing and having conversation with friends can make you feel happy but not always comfortable. According to Cain (2016), “A lot of introverts say that when they’re feeling withdrawn around others, they get through conversations by deflecting, or pushing attention away from themselves onto other people and things” (p. 88). Helping the kids understand that it is ok to listen or ask questions during a conversation and allowing the other person to speak more is ok if that makes them more comfortable. Cain provides suggestions and stories on how to interact with peers and make the most out of the moments you are with them.
In this book, it is explained that children and teens often have a hard time expressing themselves and communicating with others. Susan Cain speaks about being adventurous and how to find your passion. Trusting yourself and being ok with being an introvert and finding out what works best for you is life changing. Being raised in a home with introverts or extraverts can be challenging. Susan Cain gives a great guide for all parents on how to help their quiet child understand their strengths. Susan Cain explains how to help children navigate their social life, master self-expression and allow quiet time to help with their emotional health and success not only at home but in school. Quiet Power is a book that is motivating and inspiring for kids, teens, parents, teachers and all of those who want to understand what introverts can do to be themselves and how to be successful in life.