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

Suggested age 9 – 12


Author: Matthew Syed
Illustrator: Toby Triumph
ISBN: 9781526361158
Date Published: 19 Apr 2018

Children’s Book of the Year 2019

Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

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.

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Dimensions15.3 × 1.5 × 21.1 cm

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Age 9 – 12, Age 12 – 14




“How inspiring it is to know that there’s a path to awesomeness and that anyone – absolutely anyone – can go down that path. This book shows you how.”
Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
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