I am a big fan of Susan Cain's first book, Quiet. For me, her examination of what it means to be an "introvert" was both comforting and enlightening. Now Ms. Cain has given us a book for middle schoolers and adolescents which does for young people what her first book did for adults. It reassures them that being"quiet" is not a disability. Rather it is a strength to embrace. Practical advice is offered on how the quiet child can better navigate social situations, friendships, school, and even the family. This is a good, positive, highly readable resource not just for young people, but for the parents and teachers of quiet children, as well.— Walt
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.
About the Author
Susan Cain is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. She worked as a corporate lawyer and then a negotiations consultant before deciding to write Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. That book became a phenomenon, translated into more than 35 languages and on the New York Times bestseller list for several years. She lives on the banks of the Hudson River with her husband and two sons.
Praise for Quiet Power:
"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
New York Times Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller
Kirkus Reviews' Best Nonfiction of the Year
Goodreads Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
People Magazine Top Ten Books of the Year
Fast Company Magazine #1 Best Business Book of the Year
Christian Science Monitor Best Books of the Year