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You Are Awesome

Find your confidence and dare to be brilliant at (almost) anything

9781492687535

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Available: 07/09/19
6 x 8.5 · 160 pages
Ages 9-12 years
9781492687535
CDN $21.50 · cl

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Matthew Syed

illustrated by Toby Triumph

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's not as impossible as you might imagine. If you're the kind of person who thinks . . .
• I needa 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. www.matthewsyed.co.uk.