Staff Pick: Mindset by Carol Dweck

Mindset:The New Psychology of Success 

by Carol Dweck

FPLD Staff Rating:   5/5 (Full Rainbow)

This book is excellent brain candy.  Give your mind something to chew on; do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset?  This book shows through scientific evidence that changing your perspective can change how far you go in life, love and learning.  I will be thinking about this book and its ideas will be in my mind for the rest of my life, and, hopefully, continue to color my interactions with myself and others, especially with kids.  Dweck offers scientific insight into the toxic nature of praise and an alternate approach to encourage their growth. Mindset is an ideal book for parents and teachers helping young minds develop, but also a great book for teens to read to give permission to keep growing.  Move your mind. Read Mindset.   Highly recommended.  (Gr. 6+, adults)  


Ms. Sarah, Teen Librarian