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You Are Awesome Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything

by Matthew Syed

UK Top 10 books

You Are Awesome Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything Synopsis

This positive and empowering guide, by bestselling mindset author Matthew Syed, will help boys and girls build resilience, fulfil their potential and become successful, happy, awesome adults. I'm no good at sport ... I can't do maths ... I really struggle with exams ... Sound familiar? If you believe you can't do something, the chances are you won't try. But what if you really could get better at maths, or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to? You Are Awesome can help you do just that, inspiring and empowering young readers to find the confidence to realise their potential. The first children's book from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling mindset author Matthew Syed, it uses examples of successful people from Mozart to Serena Williams to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired. With hard work and determination, practice and self-belief, and, most importantly, a Growth Mindset, there's no reason why anyone can't achieve anything. Practical, insightful and positive, this is the book to help children build resilience, embrace their mistakes and grow into successful, happy adults.

You Are Awesome Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything Press Reviews

'I read 'YOU ARE AWESOME in one go, and then read it again ! It answered so many questions I had about how to get better at some of the things I struggle with. It has stories of how others have been successful and makes you feel that you can do it too. After reading 'YOU ARE AWESOME I've changed how I approach difficult things. I've told all my friends to read it!' - Freddie, age 10

'You Are Awesome' brings the enlightening writing of Matthew Syed to a younger audience. This is no flowery self help book. It is a carefully plotted narrative journeying through accessible evidence for the younger reader and inspirational examples of the benefits to the acquisition, for children, of a growth mindset. It is engaging, humorous and relevant for all young people. Destined to become a staple read for children at home and school.' - Will Smith, Director, PiXL


'An inspiring, uplifting read. I wish I'd had it as a kid.' - Dermot O'Leary 

'I think this book is really good. I have two different types of children one with a more positive mind-set than the other. For both it has been helpful but more so for my ten year old son who struggles with believing he can achieve things if they don't happen straight away. This book is written in such a way that he can relate to it and laugh at the same time. There is humour as well as knowledge and it's separated by amusing pictures. My son has got a lot out of the lessons learnt by those that have gone before him and failed and made him realise he can achieve things with hard work. I think this book will be one that the kids will dip into in those times when they are struggling with stuff at school and out of school and one I would certainly recommend to friends. - Katie (Emily and Oliver's mum)' - Lovereading4kids 

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ISBN: 9781526361158
Publication date: 19/04/2018
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526361158
Publication date: 19th April 2018
Author: Matthew Syed
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Genres: UK Top 10,
Categories: Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's / Teenage),

About Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed is an award-winning journalist on the times, writing for both the sports pages and the comment pages. He is a three-time Commonwealth table-tennis champion and competed in two Olympics. He studied PPE at Balliol College Oxford where he was awarded a prize-winning first class degree.  

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