New Children’s Book by Matthew Syed

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As National Non-Fiction November gets underway, Wren & Rook, the non-fiction imprint of the Hachette Children’s Group, has announced they will be publishing a book with the bestselling author of Bounce and Black Box Thinking, Matthew Syed. You Are Awesome: Find your confidence to become brilliant at (almost) anything will publish on 19th April 2018.

If you believe you can’t do something, the chances are you won’t try. But what if there was a way you could transform your abilities? And what if you had the secret of how to do it? Then it would be worth rising to the challenge, and reaching fearlessly for your potential.

You Are Awesome will empower young readers with a toolkit for developing a growth mindset, using real life stories (concerning the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams and JK Rowling) and pop science to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than pre-ordained, and that our abilities can be transformed through practice.

Practical, insightful and positive, the text is brought to life with the lively, quirky illustrations of Toby Triumph, who has worked on campaigns for Coca Cola and Manchester United.

Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the science of high performance, talent, resilience, the power of practice and learning from failure. The bestselling author of Bounce and Black Box Thinking, Matthew is a journalist and broadcaster, public speaker, British table tennis champion and two-time Olympian. He’s an award-winning sports columnist for the Times and hosts a Radio 5 Live show with Andrew Flintoff and Robbie Savage called Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy. Matthew lives in London with his family.