Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day

Free Spirit. Sept. 2020. 144p. pap. $13.99. ISBN 9781631984976.
Gr 4-7–Anderson encourages tweens to set goals and make a plan of action to reach those goals. She defines growth mindset, describes how the brain works to learn new things, and suggests that readers can improve their skills in areas that encompass academics, sports, hobbies, career aspirations, or social interactions. The text provides directions on how to set specific targets, create effort steps, and stick to a time frame. Positive thinking is a tactic reiterated many times, and failure is described as necessary for success. There are many examples of how various kids showed improvement in a specific skill. Lemay’s illustrations depict a diverse population. There are children with light, tan, and dark skin. Some have curly or textured hair. Chapter three features a girl wearing a hijab. Several surveys and checklists are interspersed throughout. A resource list of books and videos and an index are included.
VERDICT Choose this title as an additional purchase where self-help books for tweens are popular.

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