Just like adults, teens start the new year thinking about ways to improve, what they want to work on in themselves, new hobbies, goals for the future. The following is a list of the top 5 books that I will be promoting to teens this month to help them reach their new year’s resolutions for 2021!
Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community by Lady Gaga. A series of short stories that inspire in so many ways. Teens will be drawn in by the collection coming from Lady Gaga to start, but will continue reading.
The 5 A.M. Club: Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life by Robin S. Sharma. This book will empower students who are looking to up there motivation and productivity. The idea that adding time to your day to accomplish your goals in life is the center of this book.
Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for the Good by Tina Turner. Getting through life’s obstacles is something Tina Turner knows. This book is a guide for realizing your dreams, making positive changes in your life, and finding happiness. And yes, some teens do know who Tina Turner is.
Embrace The Suck: The Navy Seal Way to an Extraordinary Life by Brent Gleeson. This is a down and dirty self-help book for readers who are interested in accomplishing goals in a no-nonsense way. Gleeson teaches the mantra of Challenge-Commitment-Control, and how these will get you through to your future goals.
Say Yes to Yourself by By Molly Burford. Lessons and exercises to help you empower yourself. How to just be the best you, and not apologize for it. A strong emphasis on positive thinking and positive actions to give you the best outcomes in your life.
New year, new you is a common January theme across libraries. These 5 titles will give your teen readers the inspiration they need to make positive changes in their lives. A little positivity to start the new year is a great mindset for any student. Encouraging inspiration, growth, and positive thinking is a goal for all our libraries in 2021!
Author: Elizabeth Pelayo
Elizabeth Pelayo is the library media specialist at St. Charles East High School in St. Charles Illinois. She currently writes book reviews for School Library Journal. She is a member of the AASL AAUP Book Selection Committee. Also, she is a member of the nominations committee for the ISLMA Abraham Lincoln Book Award.