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Quiet Power is a book that I decided to buy after I saw Susan Cain's TED talk on YouTube two years ago.
This book has been on my shelf for a while now and I had picked it up once before this but couldn't bring myself to read more than two pages. I was thinking "What's the point? It's for teens." Nevertheless, I got myself to read it a year later and boy! Am I glad that I read it!
The books talks about being an introvert in a world where being a social butterfly is considered normal, where if you don't speak up, you're left behind. Most importantly, it tells us to embrace the introversion that we have and how to channel it in a way that will make us superheroes.
Susan Cain and her co authors have done a great job in writing a book which is basically an introvert Bible. It discusses various topics like being active in classrooms, to being leaders, to making friends, to using social media to your advantage and battling FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and even recharging your batteries when you run out of your energy by carefully cruising through an ocean of small talk.
I wish I had this book when I was a teenager. I remember freaking out in front of a crowd as a child and avoiding conversations with people and thinking that it's a lack of confidence than thinking that maybe I am an introvert. I couldn't bring myself to ask questions or speak up in class. I don't know if I regret it or not but I made myself speak up and be a conversationalist that I would like to think I am, today.
This is definitely worth a read. Even if it says teenagers, it helped me, a graduate student, a lot.
Also check out their project Quiet Revolution online to learn more!
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GouriReads | 7 andra recensioner | Mar 21, 2023 |
""Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done,” proclaims Stevenson’s adaptation for younger audiences of his 2014 New York Times bestseller, a deeply moving collage of true stories dedicated to transforming the U.S. criminal justice system.

The story begins in 1983, when 23-year-old Stevenson, a Harvard Law intern, found the moral resolve to join the pro bono defense team of a capital punishment case in Georgia. Throughout his journey, he highlights numerous cases that demonstrate unfair policies and practices throughout our criminal justice system. These examples form an incisive critique of mass incarceration resulting from state and federal policy changes in the late 20th century. He continues to lead the Alabama-headquartered Equal Justice Initiative, whose mission it is to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable. Stevenson argues that, “The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.” These important stories put a human face on statistics and trends and give us tested strategies to reverse the oppressive consequences of racial and economic injustice in our country. This inspiring book will ignite compassion in young readers and show connections between the history of slavery, Reconstruction, and the present day.

This is required reading, embracing the ideals that “we all need mercy, we all need justice, and—perhaps—we all need some measure of unmerited grace.” (notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)" www.kirkusreviews.com, A Kirkus Starred Review
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CDJLibrary | 6 andra recensioner | Feb 28, 2022 |
audio nonfiction (6.5 hours, read by the author) - largely occurring in 1980s Alabama, but many prisoners are still awaiting appeals.

heartbreaking stories of the justice system failing with terrible consequences, and one lawyer's efforts to help those wrongly accused, convicted and imprisoned.
reader1009 | 6 andra recensioner | Dec 11, 2021 |
This story is about a young 14 year old girl whose parents get deported. She lives with family friends, constantly getting neglected by child protective services. She soon realizes that she is not the same as those around her. Dealing with racial slurs and learning how to fit in without changing who she is. Losing her family she struggles with heavy topics such as depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts. While these topics are heavy, I would read this book in my class. Showing students that they are not alone. Encourging them to constinue to be themselves despite those around them. Rather than hide our differences we should celebrate them.… (mer)
fet005 | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 4, 2021 |



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